Dhenkanal: The Sadar Police on Friday launched a search operation to trace a 10-year-old boy, who went from an ashram school in Gobindpur area of Dhenkanal district.
As per sources, an inmate identified as Rohit Das (10), a native of Garpos area in Rajgangpur, went missing from the Kalpataru Ashram three days ago.
Rohit’s family members have also lodged a complaint with the police regarding the same.
According to the complaint, Baba Murari Das, the manager of the ashram, had taken their child on the pretext of providing education to him. They also levelled allegations that the child was tortured physically during his stay in the ashram following which he fled.
Acting on the complaint, the local Tehsildar and police reached the Ashram and began probe into the matter. However, the accused manager managed to flee the area following the complaint, sources said.