A group of inhabitants of Haldipada slum under Laxminsagar police station attacked police officials last night when the cops went there to rescue a man who was attacked by the fellow slum residents over a love affair.
As per the sources, Santosh Jena, a resident of the slum, had allegedly eloped away with a girl from the same locality few days ago.
The residents were annoyed over the issue which took an ugly turn after they found the man last night. They tied him up to a tree and thrashed him up mercilessly.
Following the information, police rushed to the spot to rescue him while the angry residents attacked them with sticks leaving some of the officials injured.
Keeping in view the situation, two platoons of force have been deployed there. Meanwhile, police arrested a woman and registered case against 25 people involved in the attack.