Bhubaneswar: An assistant sub-inspector of Odisha police has been suspended for stealing two goats for a New Year’s Eve party. ASI Soman Malik of Sindhkila police station in Bolangir district has been suspended for his involvement in goat theft.
Sankartan Guru, the owner of the goats, alleged that his two goats were roaming in the premises of the police station. He was picked up by ASI and killed. He claimed that his daughter had seen the policemen slaughtering goats.
Guru alleged that when he tried to lodge a complaint demanding compensation, the police did not do so, but threatened him and chased him away. After the incident, angry locals gathered at Sindhkila police station and protested.
Bolangir SP Kolaskar Nitin Dagdu later suspended the ASI.