A woman was molested today by some unidentified men in the presence of her father, who was beaten up near the main market here in Birbhum district which led to the street protest, police said.
The miscreants also assaulted those, who have rescued the woman from their clutches, police said.
The incident sparked protests as local residents, including women gathered at the Suri police station and demanded the immediate arrest of the molesters, they said.
Protesters blocked Suri-Rampurhat road for nearly two hours and burnt tyres and bamboos.
The blockade was lifted after Additional Superintendent of Police, Debasmita Das intervened and promised action against culprits.