Balangir: While the country was rejoicing 71st Republic Day, a cop of Kantabanji police station here was thrashed by locals yesterday.
As per sources, during Republic Day celebrations one Manoranjan of Siparpada had an altercation with a group of local youths to the extent that the group threatened Manoranjan and his sister with dire consequences. Manoranjan filed a complaint regarding this issue at Kantabanji police station.
Sometime later, the group forced entered the police station and attacked Sub-Inspector (SI) Pranay Murmu when he tried to calm the mass. Another complaint was lodged regarding attack on an on-duty police officer.