Baripada, Oct 28 (LocalWire): A strong sense of resentment against the police is brewing among the residents of Ward No. 25, after a young man sustained a severe eye injury after the police beat him, in Baripada police station limits.
The injured man was identified as Sipu Das (28). The extreme action of the police has misled the faith of the public on the police.
According to sources, Sipu was going to the bazaar to buy medicines for himself when the incident happened.
Apparently, he had not been wearing a helmet and mask, and when he parked his bike on the side of the road, a policeman struck him with his lathi over his right eye.
His eye got inflamed and he lost partial vision in that eye. Today, Amit Kumar Baitha, a man from Baripada town took photographs of Sipu and posted them on social media.
Many people criticized the police after seeing the post and suggested to Sipu to lodge a complaint against the officer.
At least 211 social media friends had liked, 75 comments given against police and 381 friends shared the post on social media till the report was filed.
When contacted, Baripada town police station IIC Birendra Senapati said that the victim had not lodged a complaint against any police officer.
The action would be taken against the officer if the victim were to complain, he added.