Balasore: The Inspector In-charge (IIC) of Baliapal Police station, Prabhu Kalyan Acharya was allegedly thrashed by villagers while he had gone to probe and assess the situation after a minor boy was found hanging at a dhaba near IDCO Chhak in Baliapal.
According to sources, Bijay Dalei, a minor boy from Uluda village was found hanging under mysterious condition at the dhaba he was working in near IDCO Chhak today morning. Following the incident, tension erupted at the place as locals ransacked the dhaba and staged road blockade.
After receiving information about the incident, IIC Prabhu Kalyan Acharya went to the spot to investigate the matter. However, alleging murder behind the death of the boy, irate locals and family members of the deceased chased and continued to beat him for around half-a-kilometre on Baliapal-Basta road.
The locals alleged that the minor boy was murdered and demanded immediate arrest of the accused. Despite being informed early in the morning, the police official reached the spot after three hours, they stated.
Later Acharya with the help of some colleagues managed to escape the spot and reach the Balipal police station.
Meanwhile, three platoons of police force have been deployed at the spot to maintain law and order in the area.