Balasore: An Anganwadi worker was allegedly stripped and thrashed by a group of women of Atasapur village under Bahanaga block in the district on Wednesday.
Sources said an argument over some village issue ensued between the Anganwadi worker, identified as Basanti Mallick, and the villagers following which in a fit of rage they thrashed her mercilessly and locked her in a room.
A group of women of the village barged into the local Anganwadi centre and asked Basanti to show them the official register.
However, an argument erupted between them that turned ugly and the women thrashed the Anganwadi worker mercilessly and stripped her in broad daylight.
Getting information, Khantapada police reached the spot immediately and started investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, Basanti lodged an FIR at Khantapada police station in this connection.
Reportedly, the villagers had earlier lodged several complaints against the Anganwadi worker for her alleged involvement in various frauds.