Saswat Singhdeo

Nayagarh: An army jawan and his wife were allegedly beaten up by their neighbour in Pimphal village under Ranpur Police limits of Nayagarh. Complainant Pradeep Kumar Das, who is reportedly an army jawan, alleged that the incident took place 10 days ago but no action has been taken by the police against the accused.

The jawan also alleged that police officials also misbehaved with his wife as well. "Despite assuring of action against the culprit, police have not taken any done anything. Besides, they called my wife mentally retarded. After all this happened, I decided to lodge a complaint before the SP," complainant Pradeep said.

As per reports, during the painting work at the jawan's house, one Kailash Tripathy had attacked a labourer following which Pradeep had interfered. Subsequently, Tripathy and some other men allegedly assaulted the couple. A video of the attack is doing rounds on social media.

"Cases have been filed by either sides and within one week we will get to a logical conclusion. We have visited the spot and spoken to eyewitnesses," SDPO of Sarankul, Narayan Barik said.