Kendrapara: A youth was beaten black and blue by two locals after being tied to an electric pole at Sisua village under Town Police limits in Kendrapara district today.
The victim has been identified as Santosh Behera of Purushottampur area.
According to sources, the incident occurred after Santosh allegedly refused the two villagers and did not allow a Power Tiller to pass through his farmland in the village. Fumed over the refusal, the duo tied Behera to an electric pole and thrashed him mercilessly.
Further details awaited.