Mob attacks police station for failure to arrest killers

Berhampur: An angry mob today attacked the Polasara police station in Ganjam district after police failed to arrest four persons who allegedly killed a woman for daring to protest against an eve-teasing incident at a remote village.

Kamala Swain, 45, was killed yesterday after her husband had filed an FIR against the four persons who had allegedly passed lewd comments against their school-going daughter.

The mob blocked a road near the police station and demanded arrest of the persons involved in the killing of Swain.

They paraded Swain’s body and went on a rampage inside the police station. They even attempted to assault the sub-divisional police officer, Purushottampur, among others, the police said.

The mob set afire vehicles parked outside the police station including a car and four motorbikes. They also damaged computers, almirahs, tables and chairs.

Senior police officers, including Inspector General of police, southern range Amitabh Thakur, SP (Ganjam) Asish Singh, collector P Ch Chaudhary went to the spot.

“The situation is under control. The body was sent for post mortem at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, the IG said.

Two platoons of police forces and several officers were deployed to keep the situation under control, the police said adding that they had identified some in the mob.