In his Facebook page, Sameer on Thursday posted two images showing multiple cracks on the wall of a drain, constructed with an estimated cost of around Rs 17 lakh.
Nayagarh, June 26: A youth was allegedly attacked by miscreants on Friday for exposing corruption in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) at his village in Odisha’s Nayagarh district.
Sameer Bhatta, a resident of Bhatasahi village under Nayagarh Sadar Police Station, sustained injuries as he was allegedly attacked with sharp weapons by a group of miscreants last evening a day after he highlighted flaws of a newly constructed drainage under MGNREGS in his village on social media platform.
The whistle-blower, who sustained injuries on his head and neck, lodged a complaint with Nayagarh Sadar Police Station in this connection.
Later in the evening, over 50 people, who are believed to be the supporters of local Sarpanch, reached Sameer’s house and threatened him to kill for his write up on social media.
In his Facebook page, Sameer on Thursday reportedly posted two images showing multiple cracks on the walls of a newly constructed-drainage, built at an estimated cost of around Rs 17 lakh.
The hapless victim alleged that Minister Arun Sahoo has been shielding the local Sarpanch who is involved in several corrupt practices in the area and subsequent attack on him.
Police have not taken any action against the accused persons till the report was filed.