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Autistic Minor Tortured In Safe Home: Calcutta HC Directs State To File Report On Progress Of Investigation

Aaratrika Bhaumik
28 April 2022 1:08 PM GMT
Autistic Minor Tortured In Safe Home: Calcutta HC Directs State To File Report On Progress Of Investigation
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The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the concerned State authorities to apprise the Court about the steps taken in the investigation of a case pertaining to the torture inflicted upon an autistic minor child while he was in the care and custody of a safe home in Durgapur, West Bengal. Justice Rajasekhar Mantha was apprised by the father of the minor victim that despite a...

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the concerned State authorities to apprise the Court about the steps taken in the investigation of a case pertaining to the torture inflicted upon an autistic minor child while he was in the care and custody of a safe home in Durgapur, West Bengal. 

Justice Rajasekhar Mantha was apprised by the father of the minor victim that despite a complaint being registered dated June 12, 2019  addressed to Aurobindo Police Station, Durgapur, the FIR has not been registered nor have any consequent steps been taken.

In the complaint, the father had alleged that his minor autistic child had been tortured and had also faced atrocities while he was in the care and custody of the Happy Home for Handicapped, Durgapur.

Furthermore, offences under the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 had also been complained of in the writ petition.

Directing the concerned authorities to apprise the Court about the steps taken so far in addressing the complaint, the Court observed, 

"Let instructions be taken on behalf of the respondents to indicate what are steps taken pursuant to the complaint of the writ petitioner."

Accordingly, the matter was listed for further hearing on May 11

Case Title: XYZ, the victim minor and disabled child through his father v. The State of West Bengal & Ors

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