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Minor house help tortured, police arrest wife of Dibrugarh doctor

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Dibrugarh , April 14: In a case of crime against children, Dibrugarh Police has apprehended Boby Kalita, wife of a doctor Debojit Dutta for allegedly physically torturing their minor housemaid for quite sometime.The victim is now with the Dibrugarh Child Line authorities.

Dibrugarh police registered at Dibrugarh sadar police station under section 352/342/326/374/506/34 of the IPC and section 75/79 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and 2014 Amended Child Labour Act, 1986.

Officer in Charge of Dibrugarh police station Raju Bahadur Chetry said that police had arrested the lady after receiving complaints from neighbours.

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According to reports, the doctor had ‘purchased’ the girl who hails from the neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh in 2013 from a person and since then the girl is with the couple.

“We have seen that the minor was tortured by the lady many times. We have witnessed several incidents. The minor always wears a mask and does not speak with us because of the instruction given to her,” said a neighbour.

Another neighbour said, “It is human torture. How can one do this to a minor girl? She has been working as a maid in their house for quite long time,”.

According to police, doctor Debojit Dutta, who is a skin specialist has been absconding after the arrest of his wife.

Debojit Dutta is the president of Dibrugarh District Sports Association(DDSA) and also the president of Cricket Club of Dibrugarh (CCD).

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On September, 2020, similar incident had happened in Dibrugarh where a Doctor and his wife tortured a minor girl, who used to be a maid in their house. Later they were arrested by Dibrugarh police.

Both the couple were arrested for pouring hot water on 12 year old minor domestic help.

Later, in a joint raid Dibrugarh police and Nagaon police arrested Dr Siddhi Prasad Deori and his wife Mitali Konwar.

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