Dhenkanal, Feb 21: A youth was allegedly thrashed by the locals Pasasingha village under Sadar police limits in Dhenkanal district today. The matter came to fore after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media platforms.
Sources said then mentally ill patient was wandering around the village, when the villagers nabbed him suspecting him to be a child lifter. They also thrashed him black and blue.
However, no one came forward to protest this cruelty and saved the victim.