Bhadrak: In a shocking incident, a group of people at Baunsabaga village under Tihidi police limits here, thrashed and tonsured a man suspecting an illicit love affair. And when he asked for water, he was forced to drink urine.
As per reports, a group of locals pulled one Sukhdev Mahalik out of his house and mercilessly thrashed him. To further humiliate him, they tonsured and paraded him around the village while wearing a garland made out of footwear.
The agitated locals were further enraged when the man asked for water. The atrocities continued as they peed on the victim’s face and forced him to drink it.
Upon intimation, the Tihidi police arrived and the rescued Sukhdev. However, one of the persons involved in the atrocities complained against Sukhdev on having an illicit affair with his wife, and the latter was arrested and forwarded to court.
The victim’s wife later lodged an FIR and has named 17 people from the village for the inhumane atrocities. Bhadrak Collector ordered Tehsildar and Tihidi IIC Ramesh Chandra Singh to look into the matter and make sure that justice is delivered.
The prime accused in the matter, Shatrughan Mahalik has been arrested and forwarded to court, informed Singh.