Khallikote, Jan 23: At a time when the Odisha Police is trying to turn a new leaf through their people-friendly measures, the video of a police constable thrashing a youth during a motor-vehicle (MC) checking at Bhejiput area in Ganjam district has put them in a spot.
The video shot through a mobile phone shows the constable Sudarshan Jena thrashing the youth mercilessly while other staff of the police station remained mute spectators.
According to reports, the youth had gone to the local market for shopping, when the police, who were conducting a helmet checking on the way, waylaid him and started to abuse him. Besides, Jena allegedly attacked the youth on his face living him injured.
The video of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms. In the video Jena was also seen consuming alcohol.
Earlier, a tribal youth was allegedly thrashed by policemen during a motor-vehicle (MC) checking at Jamda in Mayurbhanj district on January 14.According to reports, the youth Lugu Hansda of Pansa village under Jamda police limits was going to buy goods for the Makar Snkranti festival when the cops stopped him for not wearing helmet while riding the bike. The policemen allegedly thrashed him for not wearing helmet.