Villagers Abuse, Beat College-Going Couple On Road, Even Spare Not Kin, FIR Lodged

Soro (Balasore): In a condemnable incident, a college-going girl and a boy were allegedly abused and attacked by the villagers on road when the couple was allegedly found interacting.

Even the villagers did not hesitate to allegedly attack the victim girl’s father and brother when they intervened following which an FIR has been lodged with the Soro Police Station (PS).

A viral video is doing rounds here depicting the whole episode.

As per the complaint filed, the incident took place at a spot along the Mangalpur village road under the Soro PS limits in Balasore district. When the college boy and girl were alleged engaged in a personal interaction on the roadside, some local youths swooped down on them suddenly. Both of them were allegedly ragged, hurled abuses and even beaten in the presence of women villagers.

On being informed, the girl’s father and brother rushed to rescue. When they protested, they were allegedly attacked with sword and stick following which the girl’s brother sustained critical injuries and has been hospitalized.