Mrunal Manmay Dash

A minor girl at Tarangapuri village under Nabarangpur’s Kundei police limits was subjected to inhuman torture by villagers who suspected her of stealing valuables.

As per reports, the minor girl was accused of stealing Rs 900 and some slippers from a house in the village. When the girl went to the forest to collect Mahula flowers last evening, four youths followed her and took her back to the village. The villagers then tied her to a pole, thrashed and humiliated her by garlanding her with shoes.

The video of the incident went viral on social media platforms.

Following the incident, the parents of the girl lodged a complaint at Kundei police station.

“They tied my daughter to a pole and thrashed her with sticks. They even garlanded her with shoes. We demand justice for my daughter,” said the father of the minor girl, Prabhu Gond.

On the basis of the complaint, the police launched a probe and arrested four persons– Bhagi Gond, Janak Gond, Jal Gond and Aganu Gond- in this connection.

Speaking about the case, IIC of Kundei police station, Prashant Kumar Sethi said, “The girl had stolen Rs 900 and some shoes from the house of Bhagirathi Gond. Four men chased her yesterday and took her to the house from where she had allegedly stolen the valuables. A case has been registered against the four and they will be forwarded to court this evening.”

(Reported By Kartik Mallik, OTV)