18 C
Guwahati
Monday, April 19, 2021
More

    Dibrugarh Child Abuse Case: Accused Couple’s Daughter and Friend Arrested

    GUWAHATI: The Dibrugarh police on Friday arrested the daughter of the accused couple of the Dibrugarh child abuse case Dr Siddhi Prasad Deuri and Mitali Konwar allegedl for her involvement with the case. The police also arrested of a friend of the daughter and forwarded the duo on judicial custody.  

    Earlier, on Thursday, the police arrested the accused couple’s son.

    Dibrugarh district’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Thube Prateek Vijaykumar said, “We have arrested the daughter and a friend of her in connection with the case. However, the main accused couple Dr Siddhi Prasad Deuri and Mitali Konwar has still been absconding. Our men are already out. Dr Deuri and his wife Konwar will be nabbed at the earliest.”

    Notably, the revelation of the prominent couple’s inhuman act allegedly committed upon a minor, who was engaged as a domestic help in their residence, sparked a wave of anger and criticism among the conscious citizens of the state. Though the incident occurred days back, it came to light only on August 31.

    It was alleged that Dr Deuri, who is said to be a doctor at the Assam Medical College & Hospital (AMCH) and his wife Mitali Konwar, Principal of Moran College, poured boiling water on the minor at Milan Nagar area in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh town.

    On Thursday, the police conducted raids in several places in search of the couple. Earlier, the police said that Dr Deuri’s association with the AMCH was yet to be confirmed. Dr Deuri is 65-year-old now.

    On Thursday, the students’ community of the Moran College also staged a protest in front of the college premises and demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

    Taking cognizance of the incident, the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights also requested the authority to conduct the investigation on fast track mode and submit the charge sheet accordingly. The Commission also directed the police to submit the Action Taken Report within two days.

    Photo Credit: Hindustan Times

    Published:

    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published

    TRENDING

    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    Covid19 Scare: Assam Govt yet to decide on holding Board exams

    The total active COVID-19 cases in Assam now stand to 3,200 with 1,122 death cases

    Meghalaya Govt prohibits smoking and spitting in public places; Fine upto Rs 1000

    The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code

    97 fresh COVID-19 positive cases traced in Meghalaya, Active rises to 457

    East Khasi Hills is the worst affected district with 360 active cases