Bhubaneswar: Misbehaving with a girl in Bhubaneswar proved costly to an SSB constable today after the brave girl thrashed him in full public view and handed him over to the police.
According to reports, the incident took place this afternoon while the girl was going through Kalpana Square. Finding her alone, the accused, identified as Pramod Behera, a constable of Special Security Battalion of Commissionerate Police & a native of Golanthara in Ganjam district, misbehaved with her and tried to touch her inappropriately in an inebriated state.
Without fear, the girl gathered courage and raised an alarm. Hearing the girl shouting for help, some local shopkeepers and passersby rushed to spot and caught hold of the SSB constable.
After that, the girl gave a sound thrashing to him and the surrounding crowd forced him to kneel down on the road. On intimation, Capital Police reached the scene and took the SSB constable to the police station for further interrogation.
A video of the incident is now doing rounds on social media. In the video, the girl is seeing kicking & slapping the wrongdoer on his face and beating him with her shoes. After the video went viral, people from various walks of life praised the girl for teaching a lesson to the “road romeo” and demanded stern actions against the accused constable.
When asked, a senior police officer of SSB informed that four months ago, Pramod was suspended for three months for dereliction in duty. He again joined duty after his suspension was revoked a month ago. However, he again started neglecting duty and was often seen sleeping during duty hours under the influence of alcohol.
Even though Pramod was assigned duty today, he went outside the Battalion premises on the ground to attend a marriage function, the senior officer further informed.
In the latest development, in this case, the accused constable has been again placed under suspension.