Basudevpur: As many as 23 persons have been detained for attacking inspector in-charge (IIC) of Basudevpur police station in Bhadrak district on Tuesday night.
The injured police official Nabakishore Nayak sustained critical injury on head after the mod attacked him when was conducting an inquiry about an incident at Lunga village in the district last night.
According to sources, last evening the IIC along with three policemen of Basudevpur police station reached the village receiving a complaint that a minor girl was hit by a DJ vehicle engaged for procession of a deity.
While the police officials were inquiring about the incident, an altercation erupted between police and the mob. Later, the altercation took an ugly turn and the mob attacked police and started pelting stones. It is reported that the attackers were in inebriated state. They also damaged the police van hurling stones.
The IIC sustained injury on head in the attack and was rushed to a local health centre.
To bring the situation under control, more police personnel reached the spot who rescued the police officials.
“We have arrested 23 persons in this connection. Further investigation into the matter is underway,” said a police official.