Bhubaneswar: A monk sustained critical injuries after he was allegedly thrashed by a group of transgenders in full public view near Jaydev Vatika under Khandagiri police limits in Bhubaneswar on Thursday evening.
According to sources, the transgenders thrashed the monk, identified as Naga Baba, with bamboo sticks and wooden planks while the public stood mute spectators. The video of the inhuman act was also recorded by some passersby and it went viral on the social media.
While the exact cause of the incident was not known immediately, some locals claimed that Naga Baba prevented the transgenders from entering his matha (religious monasteries) following which they thrashed him mercilessly.
The police have not taken any action in the incident so far as no complaint has been lodged against the transgenders involved in the attack.