Nayagarh: A teacher was allegedly tied to a tree and thrashed by the owner of a coaching centre in Kantilo area of Odisha’s Nayagarh district recently for asking to clear his dues.
The incident reportedly took place on June 5 and came to fore recently after a video of the act was posted by the accused on social media, following which the clip went viral.
According to a complaint filed by the teacher at Khandapada police station, he was appointed at Satya Sai Tutorials in Kantilo as an English teacher. However, Tapan Mohapatra, the owner of the coaching centre, didn’t give him salary for around six months, he alleged.
The teacher later quit the institute and joined another coaching centre after his dues were not cleared despite repeated requests.
On June 5, Tapan called the teacher to a secluded place, tied him to a tree and assaulted him. The teacher was also garlanded with shoes. A video of the incident was recorded by some associates of the accused.
Tapan went absconding after the victim lodged a police complaint. Till last reports came in, efforts were on by police to nab him. The coaching centre has been sealed by the cops.