In a heart-wrenching incident, a tribal youth from Odisha's Mayurbhanj is seeking justice in an alleged fake case against him by walking on foot, carrying his parents on a sling. So far he has travelled 40kms.
Kartik Singh has claimed that in 2009, Moroda Police lodged a fake FIR against him and locked him up in jail for 18 days.
According to Singh, he approached the court seeking justice carrying his parents. He also said that his parents were left alone for 18 days and he can't leave them alone now.
“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 said.
According to advocate Prabhudan Marandi, "It is not the first time something like this is happening. Several false cases are being filed."
Advocate and social activist Kumar Patra added, "Kartik is drowned so much in debt that he cannot feed his parents or himself."
He also added that Kartik even asked the district collector for a job as the society has abandoned him but received no response.
"The state and the Central government have several schemes for the upliftment of the socially and financially backward classes, but everything is out of his reach and the Government representatives or political parties have not noticed anything," Patra said.
Kartik Singh wants to prove himself as 'not guilty' in the eyes of his old parents.