Dhenkanal, 16/11: A panchayat executive officer (PEO) was beaten up by shoes by womenfolk for taking bribe and not allotting a house as promised.
This incident had taken place in Ghagaramunda panchayat office under Kankadahada block in Dhenkanal district. A woman alleged that the PEO Basanta Behera had taken bribe from her for providing a house under Awas Yojana. But he did not allot any house in her name.
On learning this, women folk severely beat up Behera demanding refund of the bribe money. Fearing that he would be exposed and would attract disciplinary action, he remained silent. But the incident has come to fore as somebody has made the video viral.