Chhatrapur: A Block Development Officer (BDO) was allegedly thrashed by some youths after the latter had warned them against playing cricket amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown 4.0.
The incident took place at Telugu Nuagaon under Chhatrapur Block in Ganjam district on Thursday.
According to sources, BDO Ambika Prasad Dash had visited a COVID-19 quarantine centre to monitor situation when he found the youngsters engaged in the game flouting lockdown rules.
Soon after this, Dash told them to stop the game and go back to their homes.
However, the youths ignored him and started playing the game. Meanwhile, the BDO warned that he would inform the cops if they continued to play.
Agitated over the warning, the group attacked the BDO leaving him injured.
On being informed, Ganjam Police reached the spot and took stock of the situation. Based on the complaint, a case has been registered launched a probe into the matter.