Four persons, including a panchayat member, suffered serious injuries after they were allegedly attacked by 13 drug addicts at Varesh village in the district in Punjab today, police said.
Eight of the attackers were arrested and sharp-edged weapons were seized from them, they said.
The remaining alleged accused are absconding.
The attackers were armed with swords, rods and baseball bats. They injured the victims seriously, police said.
Panchayat member Pratap Singh alleged that the accused attacked him and the others while they were going to the village head's house to tell him about their drug addiction, they said.
The accused include three brothers, police said.