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Rescued minor boy alleges assault in care home

Utkal Balashram

Balasore: An eight-year-old boy, who fled from Utkal Balashram (Child Care Institution) under Sahadevkhunta police limits in Balasore district two days ago, was rescued by some locals from Balasore bus stop today.

The minor boy has been identified as Sukumar Sarkar.

When informed, the care home superintendent immediately reached the spot to take the boy. But the minor boy was finally handed over to Sahadevkhunta police after he expressed his unwillingness to return to the care home.

Sources said, the minor boy told the locals that he was assaulted by some workers of the care home two days ago following which he fled.

However the care home superintendent refuted the allegations of any kind of assault on the minor boy.

It may be mentioned here that the minor boy was rescued by Khaira childline workers on July 15 and was handed over to Utkal child care home.

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