Torture of minor boys at police station in Odisha: OHRC files case

Bhubaneswar: Taking suo moto cognizance of the incident of alleged torture of four minor boys at the Chitrakonda police station in Malkangiri district, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) filed a case in this connection.

The OHRC also directed the Malkangiri SP to submit a report by March 30.

According to information, police picked up the four boys from their houses on February 12 in connection with theft of gold ornaments. Instead of forwarding them to court within the next 24 hours, the cops allegedly thrashed the accused and gave the four electric shock at the police station for three days.

The four also alleged that they were beaten by outsiders at the police station. On the other hand, Chitrakonda police station IIC Surya Prakash Nayak rubbished the allegations saying that the four are habitual offenders.

The police official also said that the sloten valuables were recovered from the houses of the accused.

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