Tribal woman picks fight with woman cop over ‘Handia’ sale in Odisha

Bisoi: In a bizarre incident, a woman Constable and another woman fought fiercely at the Bisoi Haat (local market) in Mayurbhanj district over sale of Handia. The matter came to light after a video of the fight between the police personnel and local woman went viral on social media.

A local said the woman Constable of Bisoi police station, Manjulata Sahu asked for money from a tribal woman, Kapura Mandri from Luhakani panchayat selling Handia at the local market. When Mandri refused to pay anything, the woman Constable threatened the tribal woman and told her she cannot sell Handia in the local market.

Irked over the threatening, Mandri attacked the woman Constable with a stick. Following this, the woman Constable also retaliated and beat up the tribal woman, the local added.

Meanwhile, the Inspector In-Charge of Bisoi Police Station refuted the allegations against the woman Constable regarding asking for money from the tribal woman. The IIC further informed the tribal woman was arrested after a brief questioning for allegedly attacking the police.

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