Odisha Lockdown: Migrant Workers Going Back Home Made To Kneel On Road 

Bantala: A number of labourers were reportedly stopped, questioned and beaten up in the Mahidharpur police outpost area under Banarpal police limits in Angul district.

The migrant workers were on their way home amid lockdown. The cops made the workers kneel down on the road.

A video shot shows a cop stopping, questioning and then beating up a number of labourers for ‘defying’ lockdown orders. Another man in uniform can be seen standing there.

Mahidharpur police outpost ASI Ashok Kumar Tripathy said, “I was absent when the cop punished the labourers. I along with the Tehsildar and RI had gone to a nearby brick factory for inspection.”

“I got information about the incident in the evening. Action will be taken against the policeman as per SP’s instruction,” he added.

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