Odisha youth tied to a scooter, dragged on streets for failing to re-paying 1500 rupees
According to reports, a 22-year-old guy was pulled for more than two kilometers on a major road in Cuttack, Odisha, in order to repay 1,500 on time. Police were notified of the situation, and two persons were subsequently apprehended, according to officials on Monday.
The young man, named as Jagannath Behera, reportedly had his hands tied to a 12-foot rope with the other end fastened to a two-wheeler.
A video of the incident that was extensively shared on social media platforms showed the man running across the city behind a scooter that was attached to him. Locals reportedly stepped in at Sutahat Square to rescue the victim, according Indian news agency ANI.
According to authorities, a preliminary inquiry revealed that the guy had borrowed Rs1,500 from one of the two accused last month in order to carry out his grandfather’s final rituals. Behera made a pledge to pay back the money in 30 days, but he didn’t, thus he received the “penalty”.
“Around 11 o’clock at night, we learned about the incident. Both the offender and the victim have been named. The suspects have been arrested, according to Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra, who was quoted by ANI.