Malkangiri: Taking the law into their own hands, villagers of Pusuguda under Sadar block of Odisha’s Malkangiri district tortured a youth and a married woman tying the duo to an electric pole alleging an illicit relationship between the two.
They also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the youth. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
According to reports, the woman of Pusuguda allegedly had an illicit relation with the youth, a resident of MV-17 village. After the matter came to fore, the villagers had warned them of abstaining from it.
However, the youth used to visit the woman’s house on a regular basis. The two later decided to meet at a forest on the outskirts of the village.
Couple of days ago, villagers noticed them together at the forest following which they tied the youth and the woman to an electric pole in the village besides scolding and torturing them.
On being informed, police reached the spot and rescued the victims.