New Delhi: Residents of Sitaljhiri village thrashed two Congress leaders and a social worker mistaking them to be kidnappers who targeted young children, said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ramsnehi Mishra on Friday. Also Read - Ghulam Nabi Azad Praises PM Modi, Says "Proud Of Leaders Like Our PM, Doesn't Hide True Self"

“They had gone to meet another Congress leader for some work in the nearby village. While returning the villagers tried to stop them by shouting, they instead chose to flee the scene which resulted in the locals attacking their car and some physical confrontation also ensued,” Mishra told ANI here. Also Read - Bihar News: Congress MLA Santosh Mishra's Nephew Shot Dead in Rohtas

Congress leader Dharmendra Shukla, Dharmu Singh Lanjiwar and Adivasi community leader Lalit Baraskar were injured in the incident that occurred while they were returning from Kesia village on late Thursday night. Also Read - Boxer Vijender Singh Hails Rahul Gandhi's Fitness, Lauds Congress Leader's Abs; Twitter Asks For Health Tips

Mishra added that there were some rumours of kidnappers being active in the area which had led locals to be suspicious on their part of any outsiders.

“There are some rumours doing the rounds regarding kidnappers being active in this area. We are trying to educate people not to rely on those as they are untrue. As far as the current matter is concerned we have filed a case under relevant sections of the IPC and are carrying out investigations,” he added.