Keonjhar: Barbil tehsildar Khirod Kumar Behera, who is also given the BDO in-charge responsibility of Joda block, has landed in a controversy after a video of him beating and humiliating drivers was shared widely on social media and in local media as well.
The unfortunate incident took place inside the Joda block office premises on Sunday afternoon.
According to sources, Behera had engaged private buses and light vehicles for transportation of people and foods for the farmers’ convention at Pandapada in Keonjhar district.
A driver idnetifed as Purna Chandra Barik after delivering biscuits at the venue returned to the block and requested Behera for lunch. However, a verbal duel ensued between the officer and the driver over the issue.
After a few minutes the spat took an ugly turn as the officer started pushing and beating the driver. Another driver present on the spot captured the incident in his mobile phone. The video has gone viral in social media.
The victim driver belongs to Indupur area in Koida block in Sundergarh district.