Rashmi Ranjan

A disturbing video of a youth tied to a motorcycle and dragged on the busy streets of Cuttack’s Mission Road over alleged nonpayment of dues has surfaced, raising serious questions on the law and order situation.  

In the video, which has gone viral on social media, the youth’s hand was seen tied to a bike while four-five youths riding two bikes can be seen dragging him on the road.

According to sources, the youth was forced to run for two kilometres for around half an hour. 

When some passersby attempted to resist the miscreants, they were threatened by the goons who were branding arms, sources informed.

Meanwhile, denizens have raised questions over Commissionerate Police’s efficiency as the route along which the youth was dragged has three traffic outposts. However, surprisingly the miscreants were not intercepted by any police.

Speaking on the matter, Suryamani Tripati, a retired police officer said, “This is an unfortunate incident. The victim should lodge a complaint with police and necessary action must be initiated against the miscreants.”

Expressing anguish over the inhuman act, human rights activist Biswa Priya Kanungo said the incident is a proof of the present condition of rule of law in the State. 

“Those who are involved in such inhuman acts don’t have any fear of police. Incidents of such kind are the proof of the deteriorating law and order situation in the State,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lalbag police detained two accused from Sutahat area of Cuttack in connection with the incident and seized a vehicle.

(Reported By Prabhat Bisoi)