Soro: A team of police was attacked yesterday evening by the family members of a proclaimed offender at Purushottampur village of Anantapur panchayat under Soro police limits in Balasore district. Police today arrested the accused’s wife and daughter in this connection.
The two arrested are Manjulata Mallick (55) and her daughter Priyanka Priyadarshini Mallick (25).
However, three others involved in the attack managed to give a slip to the police team.
According to a police source, the proclaimed offender identified as Bansidhar Mallick was absconding since 2009. Acting on a tip-off that he had come to his house, the team carried out a raid to arrest the accused in a case but failed to do so due to the attack by his wife and daughter.
A constable named Purnachandra Singh sustained severe injuries and his hand got fractured. Even to the extent, the family snatched away Anantapur outpost in-charge’s mobile phone and could manage to save Bansidhar from being arrested by overpowering the cops, the source said.
Police have registered a case (No-503/2023) following the arrest and launched a probe. Manjulata and her daughter were forwarded to a local court later in the day.