On left, the 13-year-old boy with burnt injuries; On right, the prime accused Dr Siddhi Prasad Deori
On left, the 13-year-old boy with burnt injuries; On right, the prime accused Dr Siddhi Prasad Deori|EastMojo file image

Assam: Prime accused couple still at large in minor domestic help torture case

Dibrugarh police apprehends son and daughter of the prime accused couple

Tinsukia: A team of Dibrugarh police on Thursday managed to apprehend the son and daughter of the prime accused couple, who are still at large, in minor domestic help torture case, there days after the FIR was lodged on August 31.

A 13-year-old boy, who was engaged to wash five cars and take care of their dogs since April 2019, sustained burn injuries at his neck and back after his employer Dr Siddhi Prasad Deori, formerly with Assam Medical College & Hospital, allegedly poured hot water on him while he was sleeping on the floor on August 27.

Talking to this correspondent, superintendent of Dibrugarh police, Thube Prateek Vijaykumar, said, “We have apprehended the son and daughter of the prime accused. The son was hiding with a friend on the outskirts of the town while one of the daughter of the accused was on the move to sneak into another district when police intercepted her car and apprehended her."

"We have formed several teams who have conducted raids at multiple locations including Jorhat and Guwahati," Vijaykumar said, adding: We are behind them and will catch them soon.

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He said, the police is interrogating the duo which is part of the investigation and hence details cannot be shared.

The son has been identified as Priyangsu Pratim Deori and daughter as Upasana Deori, officer in-charge of Dibrugarh police station Rajib Saikia said.

According to source, police has registered a case under section 344, 326 and 34 IPC.

The minor was rescued by Child Welfare Committee Dibrugarh on the night of August 29 from the residence of the accused doctor.

Later, the committee recorded statement of the minor and filed a police complaint against doctor Deori and his wife, who is principal at Moran College.

Sources said, the victim has been kept at Children home.

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What does the sections of IPC say

Section 344 deals with wrongfully confining any person for ten days, or more, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. The section is bailable.

Section 326 deals with voluntarily causing permanent or partial damage or deformity to, or bums or maims or disfigures or disables, any part or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt by throwing acid1 on or by administering acid to that person, or by using any other means with the intention of causing or with the knowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to imprisonment for life, and with fine; Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses of the treatment of the victim and that any fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the victim. The section is non-bailable and non-compundable.

Section 34 deals with a criminal act done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of all, each of such persons is liable for that act in the same manner as if it were done by him alone.

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