Four policemen injured by villagers in Jajpur

Jajpur: At least four police personnel were injured, one of them seriously, when residents of a village in Jajpur district on Friday attacked policemen who had gone there to arrest some people involved in old cases, police said.

A seven-member team of policemen from Tomka police station had gone to Jemadeipur village in Sukinda block to arrest eight persons when the incident took place, the police said.

As soon as the police team reached the village, the residents, mostly women, attacked them, injuring special police officer (SPO) Sriram Hembrum (26), constable Baburam Hembrum (35) and home guards Snehalata Das (27) and Hemalata Hembrum (26), the police said.

A mob of about 20 villagers, most of them women, attacked the seven member police team and did not allow them to take the men against whom two cases were pending. While three policemen managed to escape unhurt, irate villagers attacked four members of the team, the police said.

The injured cops have been admitted to the Danagadi Community Centre in Kalinga Nagar, police said.

Four persons have been arrested in this connection and a case registered against the offenders.