Guwahati: At least six children of the incarcerated parents who were arrested after the Batadrava arson incident have been rescued by the Nagaon childline on Tuesday.
The condition of the children was reported to be very poor after the police arrested their guardians.
It is learned that the children were roaming helpless after the administration had demolished their residences on May 22, 2022.
It may be mentioned that last Saturday, a mob burnt down the Batadrava police station in Assam’s Nagaon district over an alleged custodial death of a local resident, identified as Safikul Islam.
Meanwhile, Assam Police have detained another two suspects in connection to the Batadrava arson incident.
The detainees were identified as Mozibur Rahman and Ashraful Ali.
Earlier, the police had booked six accused – including the wife and daughter of a man who allegedly died in police custody – under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The five were part of six people already charged with setting the Batadrava police station in Nagaon on fire while protesting against the alleged custodial death.
Three cases were registered so far: one on his unnatural death; one related to the police station being burnt; and one under UAPA because the police claim the arson accused may have “terror links”.
Police suspected that the accused had links with those arrested earlier from various places for having direct link with Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).
Safikul was detained by police after he was allegedly found in an inebriated condition. While the police claim he passed away in custody because he was unwell, Safikul’s family has alleged that police demanded Rs 10,000 and a duck as a bribe to release him and beat him up in custody.