Rairangpur: A Home Guard in plain clothes is caught on camera thrashing a man black and blue suspecting him of lifting a bicycle in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
The appalling incident captured on a mobile phone has gone viral on social media platforms. The erring man in khakhi has been identified as Upendra Behera.
According to reports, Behera had mercilessly thrashed the person identified as Baya Sardar while later was standing in front of a hotel near Bahadala in the district.
The incident took place at around 2 pm on Thursday in full public view, sources added.
Following this, the victim, a resident of Majhigaon under Tiring police station, lodged a complaint in this regard on the day of the incident.
Alleging that the Home Guard threatened to kill him, Sardar in his complaint said the cop didn’t even bother to listen despite his several pleas to spare him.
The Home Guard had beaten up the suspect in connection with theft of a bicycle, sources added.
Meanwhile, IGP (Home Guards) Santosh Bala has ordered for a probe and directed the delinquent to stay away from duty till the investigation is over.