Constable tonsured, forced to ingest faeces


Phulbani: In a bizarre incident, a constable of Pasara outpost under Chakapada police limits was tonsured and allegedly made to eat faeces by another constable of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) here in Phulbani district officials over suspicion of practicing sorcery.

The victim, Goura Chandra Kanhar, is reportedly a resident of Bidangi Sahi under Phulbani Town police limits.

As per the allegations, the accused Purna Chandra Kanhar had threatened Goura through a phone call some days back. Later, during a discussion at the street mandap, Purna along with Amarendra Kanhar and other associates dragged the victim and took him along.

The constable further alleged that he was tonsured by them and later forced to eat faeces.

The victim said,” One Purna Chandra had threatened to kill me thinking that I am behind his sister’s illness. I am not involved in any sorcery. They dragged me from the committee meeting, tonsured and forced me to eat faeces.”

Rebati Sabar, IIC of Phulbani Town Police station said, “Amarendra along with his associates tonsured our constable and forced him to eat faeces. He was kept detained in a room whole night. They had planned to take him to a temple this morning.”

However, police rescued Goura from their shackles soon after getting information, she added.

As per sources, Amarendra’s sister saw Goura in her dreams following which she was taken ill. Citing Goura’s involvement behind the illness of his sister, Amarendra tortured our constable, added the IIC.

Though no case has been registered against the accused, police have detained all of them and are interrogating them on the issue.

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