A tribal woman was allegedly tied to a roadside tree and beaten up near a market at Soro, 38 km from in Balasore, and three persons have been arrested in this connection, police said on Thursday.
The 25-year-old married woman was beaten up by a mob on Wednesday afternoon, accusing her of immoral character, drinking and being involved in anti-social activities, near Bagudi market, police said.
The woman was then left alone at the spot with her hands still tied. After a local TV channel telecast her plight, police rushed to the spot and freed her.
The three persons were arrested on Thursday based on information given by the woman herself, they said.
Several people were detained last night in connection with the incident and an FIR was lodged at Soro police station.