Balipatna, Mar 29: In a shocking a tribal couple thrashed by a contractor for demanding wages at Kolatpitha village under Balipatna police limits in Khordha district today.
According to sources, one Ajit Kumar Naik of Jharsuguda and his wife have been working under a contractor, Babuni Jena since five years. The couple today morning went to the contractor and demanded their wages of Rs 5,000.
However, Jena refused to give them their pending wages and allegedly hurled slangs at the couple. The contractor thrashed the couple mercilessly.
The contractor also abused the villagers as they opposed him. Later, the local residents filed a written complaint against the contractor.