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Viral Video: PEO Beaten Up By Irate Villagers, Allege Bribery

16 November 2019

Himansu Mohapatra

Dhenkanal: Angered villagers of Gatarei village under Ghagaramunda panchayat of Kankadahada block here beat up a Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) alleging bribery.

In the video, women are seen cornering the PEO, identified as Basant Behera, and thrashing him. They allege that he has been pocketing the financial aid for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana which was to be paid to them. He used to reportedly behave in an unsocial manner whenever they approached him regarding irregularity in payment of aids.

Losing all hope, the women decided to take matters into their own hand and confronted PEO Behera. Punches, slaps and even footwear land on Behera.

The video has been doing rounds in the social media and has garnered a lot of attention. However, the date of the video has not been ascertained yet.

An official statement from the Dhenkanal administration is awaited.