Bhubaneswar: A group of women tied and beat a drug peddler and a police control room (PCR) van driver at Saliasahi Advasi Slum under Nayapalli police station here today.
According to sources, a drug peddler came to the slum today to sell brown sugar among the youths of the slum. A group of women nabbed him, tied him in a tree and informed Nayapali police.
After being informed, PCR-18 rushed to the spot. The PCR driver came to the angry women who surrounded youth and wanted to know about the incident. When the women gave the brown sugar packet to him as mark of evidence, he concealed the same in the police vehicle seat and allegedly tried to protect the drug peddler.
Stung by the behaviour of the police driver, the women too tied him in the same tree where the accused drug smuggler was tied and beat the duo.