BHUBANESWAR: Hundreds of people had fled Kandhamal district in 2008 during and after the Kandhamal ethno-communal riots. While many have already gone back to their villages, there are some who are still in Bhubaneswar, the memories of the carnage still fresh.
About 1000 riot-hit people are staying in different slums in the city. TOI met two women, Kanak Rekha Nayak (30) and Karphul Digal (60), both of whom lost their husbands in the riots. The widows are staying at Shakti Vihar near Salia Sahi slum in the city.