As many as 100 villagers and forest officials were injured in an attack by alleged encroachers in Madhya Pradesh on Friday evening, the police said. The incident took place in Burhanpur, 328 km southwest of state capital Bhopal, where the attackers used sling shots and arrows, they further said.
While three people sustained serious injuries in their heads and were admitted to district hospital, others were discharged after first aid, said MR Tarnekar, Additional Superintendent of Police, Burhanpur.
The police registered a case against 200 unidentified people for voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servants from performing their duties at Nepanagar police station on Saturday, said Tarnekar.
Burhanpur district forest officer, Gaurav Chaudhary, said, “Forest officials and residents of Ghaghrala village had gone to the Navra range where alleged encroachment took place by tribals, who recently migrated from neighbouring districts in large number. We had a report that more than 200 tribal are trying encroach upon land by felling tree. Forest teams have requested them so many times but e