Balasore: In yet another case of mob justice in the State, a youth was mercilessly beaten up by rail passengers at Jaleswar Railway Station here on suspicion of being a mobile thief and later handed over to police.
The incident took place a few minutes after the Kharagpur-Bhadrak Passenger train made a halt at the Jaleswar Station. While boarding the train a group of passengers detained a non-Odia youth suspecting him of trying to steal mobile phones.
After the accused rubbished the allegation of being a thief the angry mob slapped and kicked him on the spot in anger. The incident allegedly took place even in the presence of Railway Police which remained mute spectator for long-time.
The victim was handed over to Railway Police in an injured state later.
After a video on the incident filmed by an unidentified person went viral on social media, people criticised the police sharply over its inactivity.