Citizen Journalist Sidarth Patnaik has sent CNN-IBN pictures from Cuttack. Life was paralysed in the city due to a bandh on Monday. VHP activists blocked roads and burnt tyres in response to a suspected Naxal attack at the Jalespata ashram in Kandhamal district on Saturday night. A VHP leader and four others were shot dead in the attack. Over a dozen churches and prayer halls were torched and police outposts in the communally sensitive district during the bandh.