A day after an ASI of police was killed by a mob in Sundargarh district, two policemen suffered serious injuries in an attack in the district. Reports said the two policemen of a nearby police camp were on their way in a van to the market at Mandarabasti under Kanas police limits on Sunday when a youth blocked their route by parking his scooter on the road.
On being asked to remove the scooter, the youth, identified as Chakradhar Parida of nearby Chotijori village, hurled abuses at the policemen in an inebriated state following which arguments ensued between them, Pipili SDPO Rajendra Kumar Rout said. As the cops were trying to leave the spot by removing the scooter, a group of villagers attacked them with lathi and firewood injuring them on the head, he said, adding that the duo was now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Khurda. Cases have been registered against 21 persons of Chotijori village, the SDPO said.
Meanwhile, giving a twist to the incident, wife of Parida, the main accused, lodged a complaint accusing the policemen of misbehaving with her by passing lewd comments and said her husband and other villagers are innocent. No arrest had been made in this connection and investigation was on, Rout said. The police were inquiring into the veracity of the FIR lodged by the woman, he added. PTI