Six people were assaulted when they tried to foil an attempt of a gang to cut trees in a social forestry area in Hodali village in Srinivaspur taluk of Kolar district on Monday. Reportedly a gang of people came to the village in a tractor and were trying to cut down trees. The village people objected to it and subsequently the gang attacked the former with lethal weapons. In the process, six were injured and were shifted to hospital in Bangalore.

— Staff Correspondent