**Soro:** A video is viral where a woman is seen dragged by other village women and tied to an electric pole afer being thrashed by some villagers. Surprisingly, the spectators mutely watched the whole episode while some even filmed it.
This incident occurred at Manitri Chandanpur village near Simulia in Soro of Balasore district on the day of Pana Sankranti (Odia New Year).
The police have registered two cases on behalf of both the parties after the video went viral.
Notably, the woman was involved in a Self Help Group (SHG) and used to sort out women related issues in the village. This had irked some villagers including some women.
On the auspicious day of Pana Sankranti, the victim had objected to a ritual stating it to be superstitious. This angered the villagers who has allegedly thrashed her and tied her to an electric pole.
Startlingly, some village women dragged her to the pole and tied her.
As the video went viral, the Simulia police intervened and registered two cases. They are investigating into the incident.