Odisha: Man tied to tree, beaten, urinated upon

Bhubaneswar, Dec 22  A youth was tied to a tree and brutally thrashed by two men who also urinated in his mouth in Odisha’s Khurda district, said police.

The incident came to light after the video of the incident went viral on social media.

Khurda’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajay Pratap Swain said two men tied Soumya Ranjan Das of Bangida village in Khurda district to a coconut tree and thrashed him mercilessly on December 18.

One of the accused also urinated in his mouth after the latter asked for water.

In the video, the accused were also seen abusing the youth in filthy language and kicking him.

The police have identified the two accused as Rajendra Bhuyan and Gatia Paltasingh of Kaipadar village and they have been arrested after a case was lodged.

The incident occurred over a love affair, said police.