Balasore: In a shocking incident that has hurt the religious sentiments of Lord Jagannath’s devotees, an idol of the deity was seen being carried on a truck in an objectionable manner in Jaleswar area of Odisha’s Balasore district.
According to reports, the idol was tied to the rear part of the bamboo-laden truck with a rope while being transported to West Bengal from Balasore.
As the vehicle was heading towards the destination on NH-60, two persons travelling in a car noticed the incident and reprimanded the truck driver.
They also recorded a video of the matter, which has gone viral on social media platforms drawing sharp criticism from various quarters.
On the other hand, the owner and workers of the tent house which was transporting the idol have apologised for the incident. They reportedly visited Jagannath temple to seek forgiveness for the act.