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Odisha: Student allegedly assaulted by BJD activists after refusing to donate blood

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 July 2016, 11:13 IST

A minor boy was allegedly assaulted by a group of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) activists for refusing to donate blood in a camp organised by a party legislator.

The blood donation camp was organised as part of BJD's blood donation drive.

According to the FIR lodged in connection with the incident, the boy was forcefully taken from his college on a motorbike towards the Town Hall, the venue of the blood donation camp.

When he said he cannot donate blood as he was under-age and under-weight, they offloaded him and assaulted him for refusing to donate blood, said the FIR.

The boy, a class XII student, alleged that while he was returning home, he was intercepted by the same group who threatened him of dire consequences if he revealed the assault to anyone.

When contacted, MLA Pravat Biswal, who organised the camp, admitted that some college students were requested to donate blood but nobody was forced or threatened to donate blood.

Police said an investigation is on and two persons named in the FIR have been detained.

-PTI

First published: 24 July 2016, 11:13 IST
 
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