Odisha: Man Walks 40 KM Barefoot Carrying Parents On Bamboo Scale To Prove His Innocence

The Logical Indian Crew Odisha

September 1st, 2017 / 6:38 PM

Courtesy: Financial Express | Image Credit: ANI 

Kartik Singh, hailing from the district of Mayurbhanj in Odisha, was compelled to walk barefoot for 40 kms carrying his parents on a bamboo scale, reported The Financial Express.



The reason for this arduous effort is even more shocking. A case of harassment was lodged against Singh in 2009, and he was put behind bars for eighteen days. However, Singh claims that the case filed against him is false.

He had no money for availing public transport, but he knew that he had to let his parents know that he has been absolved of the charges levelled against him. So, he decided to take them along with him as he was going to the court to seek justice.

“I have come here with my parents to appeal for justice before the judge. I have been wrongly accused in a harassment case, but I have no idea about the woman. My attempt will at least let the judge know about how innocent people like me are implicated falsely,” Kartik reportedly said.

Kartik is drowned in debt and in no position to feed his parents or himself. He is being ostracised by the society, and even the District Collector could not help him with a job.

Advocates and social activists have pointed out that this is not the first time that such cases have come to the fore. In spite of government schemes to benefit the socially and financially backward classes, the benefits hardly reach the target group.

Proving that the charges levelled against an individual are any day a difficult task to achieve, it becomes harder when one does not have the means to seek and follow up the long procedure of justice. Kartik Singh’s case is a burning example of this fact.

The Logical Indian community empathises with Kartik and much more like him who is a victim of the system. Kartik’s story reminds us of the dutiful Shravan Kumar from Ramayana, who had carried his old and visually-challenged parents on a bamboo scale to a pilgrimage. We hope that the authorities look into the matter and that justice is delivered to Kartik whose only wish is to prove himself not guilty in front of his dying parents.


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