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Closely monitoring Guwahati child abuse case: Assam CM

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Guwahati, May 9: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he is closely monitoring a case in which a doctor couple was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children who they claimed were adopted by them.

Talking to media persons, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I will write to Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court to ensure that justice is delivered within six months. I have asked the police to file the chargesheet within 30-45 days. I am monitoring the case on a day to day basis.”

On Saturday, a doctor and his family’s domestic help were arrested in Guwahati while his psychiatrist wife, who is frequently seen in local TV channels’ talk shows on mental health, was caught on Sunday while trying to flee from the city.

The police have slapped various Sections of the IPC along with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) against the doctor couple and their maid.

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