Two youths thrashed for raising ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans in bus

Sonepur: Two non-Odia youths faced the ire of co-passengers for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans while travelling in a government bus near Mahadevpali on Binika-Sonepur road in the district on Thursday  evening.

The two youths, whose identities are yet to be established boarded the bus from Barpali in Bargarh district. But after travelling for some kilometers, the duo started misbehaving with the other passengers present inside the bus. When other passengers opposed, the two youths started shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘Hindustan Murdabad’.

Later, the two were beaten black and blue by the irate co-passengers. Police rushed to the spot after getting information and rescued the youths.

“The two youths raised some anti-national slogans and also had altercations with other passengers inside the bus. An investigation is underway following which further action will be taken,” informed Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Sonepur, Mihir Kumar Panda.