NABARANGPUR:A lady cop and four constables sustained serious injuries after being attacked by villagers for raiding an illegal liquor unit on Wednesday night. The incident took place in Kolar street of Jamurunda village under Umerkote police limits. The woman Sub-Inspector, Jyoshnarani Behera, was injured in the attack.
SDPO Gopinath Manipatro said some people of Jamurunda village had filed a complaint in Umerkote police station stating that sale of country liquor has been going on illegally in the village. A police squad, led by Jyoshnarani, raided the shop.
When cops reached the spot, they found people consuming liquor in front of a house, which was locked. When Jyoshnarani asked the owner to open the door, the latter did not oblige.
Subsequently, a group of people, including women, started pelting stones at the police party. Jyoshnarani sustained bleeding injuries on her head. Four constables were also severely injured. The villagers also ransacked the police jeep.
Receiving information, additional police force rushed to the village and rescued the squad members. The injured were admitted to Umerkote Hospital. A case has been registered. Police have detained two persons.
Meanwhile, the male members of the village fled apprehending arrest. SP Jugal Kishore said stern action will be taken against those involved in the incident.