Balasore (Odisha), Apr 12 (PTI) An Anganwadi worker was rescued by the police after she was allegedly assaulted by villagers and locked in a room of the Anganwadi Centre in Balasore district.

The police swung into action after the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Bahanaga block informed them about the incident yesterday.

“After getting the information, police personnel immediately rushed to the spot and rescued the woman,” said K C Palei, Inspector In-Charge of Khantapada police station.

The woman has lodged a complaint with the police that some people barged into the Atasapur Anganwadi Centre while she was on duty, manhandled her and locked her in a room.

The woman alleged that she was injured in the incident and her mobile phone, neckless and Rs 5,000 were were snatched away by the culprits, police said.

The IIC said investigation was in progress and necessary action would be taken.

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