Accusing CRPF personnel of assaulting two youths, a large number of people staged a road blockade in Orissa's Kandhamal district on Sunday demanding action against the jawans, police said.
The CRPF caught two youths identified as Prakash Nayak and Gopal Nayak at Baburia under Sarangagada police station while they were passing through a road.
After questioning the two, the securitymen allegedly beat them up inflicting injury, the protesters alleged.
As soon as the news of the alleged assault spread, a large number of people, including women gathered at the spot.
Demanding immediate action against the erring personnel, the crowd staged a road blockade affecting movement of traffic, police said.