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Assam: 13-year-old minor tortured by Dibrugarh couple

A 13-year-old minor was allegedly tortured by husband and wife at a quarter of Dibrugarh University in upper Assam Dibrugarh.

A case no 2407/21 u/s 344,323, 294,506 r/w 14 Child Labour Act.

Sources said that few months ago, Mrs Anuradha Baruah and Mr. Indrajit Handique had adopted the minor boy from Bogibeel, Nahoroni area of Dibrugarh.

It has been alleged that both husband and wife had tortured the minor boy at their Dibrugarh University quarter.

Anuradha Baruah, works as a teacher of Bogibeel ME School and Indrajit Handique worked as an employee at Dibrugarh University.

Dibrugarh police detained both husband and wife for questioning at Dibrugarh police station.

ASP(HQ) Bitul Chetia said, “We have registered a case at Dibrugarh police station and started investigation. Both husband and wife were detained for questioning.”

He said, “We don’t know if they had legally adopted the minor child. Further investigation will clear the case.”

It has also been alleged that the minor was locked at bathroom for two days and they had threatened the child to kill if he told anyone.

Sources said that when the boy was at his real home at Bogibeel, he disclosed about the tortures he faced at the Dibrugarh University quarter.

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