Bhubaneswar: Taking suo moto cognizance of the alleged torture of four minor boys by Chitrakonda Police in Malkangiri district, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has filed a case and asked the SP to submit a report by March 30.
According to reports, four minor boys were picked by police on February 12 in connection with the theft of gold ornaments. Instead of forwarding them to court within the next 24 hours, the cops allegedly thrashed the accused and gave electric shock at the police station for three days.
The four minor victims 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 accused are habitual offenders. The police official also said that the stolen valuables were recovered from the houses of the accused minors.
Yesterday, the district child protection official had met the families of the minor victims and enquired about the alleged incident of torture meted out to the minor boys. The District Child Protection Officer will also submit a probe report to the District Collector in this regard.