The Dibrugarh police on Thursday arrested two person for allegedly pouring hot water on their minor domestic help. The Police arrested Priyankshu Deuri, son of the main accused Siddhiprasad Deuri and Kunal Senapati. However, Siddhiprasad Deuri is at large. Meanwhile, protests erupted throughout the state on Thursday in demand to apprehend the culprits involved in the barbaric act.
It may be mentioned that a case had been lodged by the Dibrugarh police against Deuri for allegedly pouring hot water on the face of the 11 year old minor. The incident took place on the night of August 27 when the minor, who had been employed as a domestic help at the residence of Dr. Siddhi Prasad Deori, a Dibrugarh-based doctor and his wife Mitali Konwar, principal of Moran College was sleeping on the floor.
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Later, based on information about a domestic help being employed at the house, a team of district child welfare committee accompanied by members of Childline rescued the minor on August 29. The minor, who was traumatized told that the doctor poured hot water on him while he was sleeping on the floor of the couple’s bedroom. There were injury marks on the child’s hands, cheek etc. A medical examination was conducted.
The minor child informed that he used to do domestic chores, wash vehicles etc. and was frequently beaten with a cane. On August 31, the child welfare committee had filed a police case against the doctor who is yet to be arrested.
It may be mentioned that Deori was in the news in 2006 when he was suspended from the post of store in-charge of AMCH as he was running a private nursing home in violation of government rules.
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