Odisha, June 19: In an extreme apathy, two mentally retarded brothers were brutally thrashed and tied to a wooden pole for allegedly kidnapping a child here in Baripada.
The incident held on Friday in front of hundreds of bystanders, where the two brothers’ father was beaten but nobody stepped forward to stop the assault.
Reportedly, the two boys were walking along with a child, when they were noticed by the villagers in Chhak. Upon understanding that they had lost their way, they began enquiring about the way to reach their home. Suspecting foul play, the villagers tied up the two boys and thrashed them mercilessly, and even resorted to injuring their father, who rushed there to save them.
As the police were informed, they rushed them to a nearby hospital, where their condition got worse and they subsequently had to be moved to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital for proper treatment.
This inhuman incident follows a string of other such incidents that have been reported in the vicinity.
Recently, another mentally challenged woman was beaten to death in Bangiriposhi, while another man fell prey to a violent mob in Betanati.
The police are investigating the matter. Further details are awaited.