Married woman, youth thrashed over ‘illicit affair’ in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Palpable tension prevailed in MPV-47 village under Motu police limits here on Friday after locals thrashed a married woman and a youth suspecting an illicit affair between them. The locals tied the duo to a pole and assaulted them in full public view, the video of which has also gone viral on social media.

As per reports, the youth of MV-83 village had come to the woman’s house at MPV-47 where some villagers allegedly caught the two in a compromising position.

The villagers subsequently dragged them and tied them to a pole. Later, the woman and the youth were beaten up by the villagers in full public glare.

Though no complaint has been lodged in this connection, taking suo motu cognizance of the incident, police have registered a case stating that an investigation would be launched soon.

The accused woman and the youth are yet to comment on the issue.