Anganwadi worker stripped, brutally attacked in Balasore

Balasore: An Anganwadi worker was allegedly stripped and brutally thrashed by locals of Atasapur village under Bahanaga block in Balasore district on Wednesday.

Sources said an argument over some village issue ensued between the woman and the villagers following which in a fit of rage they thrashed her mercilessly and locked her in a room.

Getting information, Khantapada police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and initiated an investigation into the incident.

Pritisudha Tripathy, Child Development Project Officer, Bahanaga said, “I was first informed that people thrashed the woman and later locked her in a room. I immediately informed Khantapada IIC and Gopalpur outpost In-charge. The woman has been rescued and is undergoing treatment.”

Reportedly, the villagers had earlier lodged several complaints against the Anganwadi worker for her alleged involvement in various frauds.