Bhubaneswar: Balasore police today detained three persons, including a woman in connection with the torture of a mentally challenged minor at Sajanpur in Soro block in Balasore district.
Police are now interrogating Bharat Sahu, Malati Sahu and Bharati Sahu.
On Monday, police arrested prime accused Bipin Sahoo who along with some others tortured the minor girl for allegedly stealing firewood from the house of one Laxmidhar Sahoo of the same village.
The police action came after the mother of the victim minor girl lodged an FIR seeking stern action accused.
Though the shocking incident occurred on January 4, the matter came to light after the villagers beating the small girl went viral.
Sources said villagers including women thrashed the mentally challenged minor girl for allegedly stealing only a piece of firewood on Thursday.
In the video, a middle-aged man, a woman and a youth are seen thrashing the girl mercilessly.

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