Niali, Oct 12: A woman today staged a dharana along with her minor son after she and her husband were beaten up by police during mask checking in Niali area of Cutttack district.
According to reports, Manas Sethi of Tandukana area was going to the local hospital last evening on his bike with his wife and son. The woman had wrapped a part of her saree on her face to keep the Coronavirus at bay.
The cops engaged in enforcement of Covid guidelines fined the woman for not wearing a proper mask that led to an altercation.
Things turned uglier when cops allegedly attacked the couple and dragged them to the van.
Irate over the incident locals staged a road blockade burning tyres and detained the police personnel.
The woman today staged a dharana along with her minor son against the alleged brutality of police.