Baripada: A jawan of 5th Batallion in Mayurbhanj district was beaten mercilessly by two senior officers for leaving his post to drink water on Saturday night. The jawan was identified as Kalicharan Kisko.
According to sources, Kalicharan was on quarters guard duty last night when he went to drink water to a nearby tea stall.
An Assistant Commandant of the Battalion however, spotted him in the tea stall and questioned him why he is not present at his post.
The senior officer then called another officer, who reached the spot immediately. The senior officials then beat him black and blue as a result which Kalicharan sustained injuries.
Kalicharan was rushed to Baripada hospital by his family members in critical condition.
The injured jawan’s kin have lodged a complaint with Baripada sadar police station in this regard.