Kendrapara: A woman was on Saturday thrashed by women activists with her hands being tied at Gagua Chhak in Kendrapara district for allegedly selling liquor illegally.
The activists also tried to manhandle the police personnel, who reached the spot to rescue the woman. A road blockade was staged on the Cuttack-Chandbali road protesting the liquor sale.
The women activists alleged that though they had informed the local administration about the illegal liquor sale, corrupt Excise Department officials, being associated with the illegal liquor sellers, did not pay any heed to their complaints.
They had also reportedly apprised the Additional District Collector about the issue three days ago, following which the official had directed the excise staffs to raid Gangapada village, the place from where the woman liquor seller hails.