A couple who had accused four persons of harassing their daughter were attacked in Polasara block of Ganjam district on Sunday. The woman, 45, was beaten to death while her husband managed to escape.
On Monday, irate locals attacked Polasara police station to protest the “failure” to arrest the culprits.
The couple had gone to Polasara police station on Sunday and lodged a complaint against one Manoj Nahak and his friends for allegedly harassing their daughter. Later, when the couple was working in a paddy field, Nahak and his friends reportedly attacked them, the police said. The woman was thrashed with an iron rod.
The police filed an FIR based on the couple’s complaint.