Saswat Singhdeo

Baripada: A village-level worker (VLW) was detained by locals at Badkhiladi panchayat office in Kaptipada block of Mayurbhanj district today over allegations of misbehaving with a woman.

As per reports, VLW Bidyut Mahapatra had allegedly misbehaved with a woman during the distribution of some consumer products and pension in the past. Protesting the incident, locals today locked up Mahapatra inside a room and gheraoed the panchayat office.

After getting information about the incident, Kaptipada police reached the spot and rescued the VLW. No comments could be obtained from the VLW on the matter.