Accused of Abetting Theft, 10-Year-Old Boy Shackled Overnight at Police Station in Telangana

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Accused of Abetting Theft, 10-Year-Old Boy Shackled Overnight at Police Station in Telangana

The boy on the right (mosaiced image) sits with his legs shackled.

Warangal: 

A 10-year-old boy was detained and shackled at a local police station on Saturday night in Telangana's Warangal district.

Accused of abetting an alleged theft, the boy was kept at the Wardhannapet police station overnight.

In a video shot inside the police station the fifth-standard student is seen with his legs shackled to a wooden frame alongside two other men.

The boy hails from a tribal community and stays at a government-run social welfare hostel for SC/ST children in the district. He's a native of Korur 's Annapur village.

Warangal Superintendent of Police Kishore Jha told NDTV that the boy was released and sent back to his hostel with his guardians, after the video surfaced.

Reacting to the report by NDTV, the Incharge Director General of Police Sudeep Laktakia has ordered the suspension of the Sub-Inspector of Wardhannapet police station, who was the station house in-charge at the time of the incident.

''We want to send a strong message that this is not acceptable. The SI has been suspended for negligence of duty,'' the state DGP Incharge told NDTV.

But Telangana Child Rights Commission, which has taken the case suo moto, says mere suspension of SI will not suffice. Commission member Achyut Rao wants a case registered against him under the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act and also Child Rights Protection Act.

Notices have been issued to the District Collector and SP to submit a report to the Commission by March 15.

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