An irate mob has allegedly thrashed 4 police personnel, together with an officer, mistaking them as forest officers in Jharkhand’s Palamu district, police stated on Saturday.
The residents of Semri village had been indignant as an area was injured in an accident involving a Forest Division automobile.
The police personnel led by Manatu police station officer-in-charge Pankaj Kumar had been returning of their jeep after producing an accused girl earlier than a court docket on Friday night however the locals presumed it was the identical Forest Division automobile that was concerned within the accident, Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Sinha stated.
Villagers surrounded 4 legislation enforcers and assaulted them, inflicting minor accidents on them. The injured police personnel had been taken to Manatu healthcare centre, and had been administered first support, he stated.
Three villagers suspected to have been concerned within the assault on police had been detained, the officer added.