Police rescue missing class IX boy student in Koraput

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Koraput: A Class IX boy student, who reportedly went missing from his house after being allegedly tortured by the Principal, was rescued by cops on Sunday night.

The victim has been identified as the student of Netaji English Medium School under Semiliguda in the district.

According to sources, the boy had been talking to a girl student of the school frequently. Following this,  Pradyumna Dash, the Principal of the school, alerted the matter to his parents and cut his hair in front of the students on January 31.

Later, the victim’s family members took him to Simanchalam in Andhra Pradesh and tonsured his head.

On Sunday, the minor boy fled from his house. After frantic search, the family members had lodged a complaint at Sunabeda police station.

Based on the plaint, police launched a probe and rescued the boy.

Meanwhile, School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Das said: “A complaint has been lodged in connection with the incident. Strong action will be taken as per law against the official concerned once the police record his statement.”

On the other hand, the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights had sought a report from Koraput Collector, SP, DEO and CWC regarding the incident, added sources.

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