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Odisha: Youth Beaten Up On Suspicion Of Theft, Video Goes Viral

31 August 2019

Pramod Kumar Das

Balasore: In a widely circulated viral video, a youth is seen to be beating up another on suspicion of theft. The incident occurred near Balasore railway station at about 5 am on Saturday. The inhumane act was recorded on a mobile phone and was circulated via social media.

At wee hours of Saturday, a youth was held in suspicion of stealing someone’s bag. Locals said that no one actually found the missing bag in this youth’s person.

However, instead of handing him over to the police, another youth seemed to take the matters into his own hand. He first made the alleged accused kneel down and then went on to mercilessly thrash him in presence of a number of people. The people present there seem to have become mute bystanders as not one single person tried to intervene or even object. The much viral video is a reminder of how humans are on the verge of losing their humanity.