Constable manhandled by youth, 2 arrested
A police constable from Mahisadal police station in East Midnapore was allegedly manhandled by some youth on Saturday evening when the victim went to Mahisadal Cinema More area to stop a clash that broke out between two clubs over a cultural programme on the occasion of Saraswati Puja.
The victim suffered an injury on his left eye. The victim along with some of his colleagues reached the spot when two local clubs engaged in a clash over a function. A local club in the area had organised a cultural programme on the occasion of Saraswati Puja. The programme was affected as another club situated nearby was playing loud speakers and this led to the scuffle between the two clubs. On hearing about the incident, some police constables reached the spot to bring the situation under control. When they tried to stop the violence some of the youth led an attack on police personnel.
The youth from the two local clubs attacked each other with stick, rod. The Police on Sunday arrested two persons in this connection. They were later released on bail. The incident had created panic in the area. Senior police officer in the district, however, denied that the constable was attacked by the youth from the local clubs.