Mayurbhanj: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of district police was beaten brutally by irate villagers after he was caught in an amoral act with a married woman with whom he had maintained an illicit relationship in Mahuldiha village near Baripada in the district on February 11 night.
The accused ASI has been identified as Manoj Kumar Rathor posted at the Thakurmunda police station.
Manoj Rathor who had earlier been posted at the Mahuldiha police station had reportedly developed an illicit relationship with a married woman in the village. However, he had been transferred to Thakurmunda police station recently and had come on a visit to Mahuldiha in some work in the evening when he met the woman at the latter’s house.
While the duo was in a compromising position some villagers got a tip-off about them and nabbed the ASI. He was brutally roughed up by the villagers and was handed over to police in a semi-nude state.