Balasore: In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged minor girl was tied thrashed brutally for allegedly stealing fire wood from a neighbour’s backyard at Sajanpur village under Soro block in Balasore district.

The matter came to fore today after a video of incident went viral on the social media platform.

In the viral video it can be seen that a woman and two persons tied the girl with a rope and beat her up by dragging her on the road.

Sources said that the incident took place on Thrusday when the mentally challenged minor Rachana Lenka, had gone to steal fire wood from the house of one Laxmidhar Sahoo of the village.

Reportedly, the parents of the girl were unaware about the incident and they also came to know about it from the video.

Her father also alleged that accused have offered them money to settle the matter.

Meanwhile, Soro police has detained a man for his alleged involvement in the incident and is interrogating him.

SDPO Balasore (Sadar) informed that two teams have been formed to probe the incident and assured that those found guilty will face stringent action.