12 December 2017
Phulbani (Kandhamal): In a shocking incident, a police constable was tonsured and forced to eat human faeces by his colleague, a jawan of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB), who alleged that the former had practiced black magic on his sister.
The incident took place on Monday night when the constable, Goura Chandra Kanhar, a resident of Bidangi Sahi was discussing about an argument which he had with Amarendra Kanhar, the IRB Jawan.
At around 9:30 pm, Amarendra, aaccompanied by his associates dragged Goura towards a sewage line located at a deserted corner of the village. He was tonsured by Amarendra who made him drink three to four mugs of the filthy substance, the victim said.
Later he was detained by the miscreants near a compound wall at the centre of the village throughout the night. Goura was rescued on Wednesday morning when a team from Phulbani Town police station rushed to the spot.
According to sources, Goura had shared with a group of villagers that Amarendra had threatened him on charges of sorcery. “Amarendra’s sister was remaining sick for a long time, and he blamed me of practicing sorcery on her,” Goura said.
The local police have registered a case in this connection and detained the IRB jawan and three of his associates. The constable’s statement has been recorded and further investigation is on, the police said.