Balasore: A junior engineer (JE) of electricity department was thrashed by the locals at Mahisamunda village under Bhograi block in Balasore district on Friday. Police, who rushed the spot to rescue the JE also, had also face the wrath of the angry mob.
The JE has been identified as Madan Mohan Sahoo.
According to reports, Sahoo had gone for inspection for electricity connectivity at an irrigation point in the agricultural land of the village.
However, the villagers, who were facing a tough time without the availability of electricity in the irrigation point due to which they had to suffer crop loss got angry on the JE and manhandled him.
“I had come for an inspection regarding the electricity connection. Some had not paid electricity bill due to which their power supply were cut. I suspect in order to take the revenge, they had attacked me,” said Sahoo.
The villagers also torch the crops, which they had cultivated and had to face crop loss due to unavailability of irrigation facility.
Later, a scuffle ensued between the police and villagers, who reached the Mahisamunda to rescued Sahoo.
Further investigation is on.