Nabarangpur: In a bizarre incident, some unidentified miscreants climbed atop Mahatma Gandhi statue and clicked photos putting cigarettes in the mouth of the Father of the Nation in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district.
The matter came to light when these photos went viral on Facebook leaving the social media users shocked and infuriated.
The incident took place at Koshagumuda village on 4th November in the district.
Terming it a serious offence and seeking stern action against the wrongdoers, the local Congress unit lodged a complaint at Koshagumuda police station today.
“This is a very deplorable and insensitive act and therefore exemplary action should be taken against the culprits,” Nabarangpur District Congress President Muna Tripathy demanded in the complaint.
Besides Congress, volunteers of Maa Ghara Foundation also lodged a complaint with the local police station.
The miscreants were not identified by the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, the incident has been sharply criticized by one and all in locality.