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Talcher: In a shocking act, a mentally challenged youth has been attacked with acid in Talcher area of Angul district of Odisha on Saturday.
It seemed as if all humanity has been lost. The incident has been reported from NTPC market area of Talcher’s Kanha block in Angul.
According to available information, Sridhar Mohapatra (45) a resident of Chendipada police station, Kotchapada village had lost his mental stability for more than 20 years.
He used to take shelter at various places such as the NTPC bus stand, the temple or the roadside shops. It is worth mentioning that Sridhar was a very familiar face in the market.
Sometimes he used to clean the area in the front of the shop in return of which the shopkeepers used to offer him food.
However, while he was walking in the market yesterday, a young man identified as Lakin Biswal allegedly threw acid on him. It is worth mentioning that his back got completely burnt due to this act.
He fell seriously ill due to the acid attack, it is worth mentioning that some social workers rescued him and admitted him to the hospital.
Such an inhuman act against a mentally-challenged youth has been strongly condemned in the local area. However, why the acid attack took place is yet to be ascertained said reports.