Police have arrested a couple for allegedly torturing their ‘adopted’ child in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.

Police arrested Anuradha Baruah and Indrajit Handique for allegedly torturing a 13-year-old ‘adopted’ child at their residence on the Dibrugarh university campus.

The couple had reportedly adopted the minor boy from Bogibeel, Nahoroni area of Dibrugarh.

Dibrugarh police has registered a case (no 2407/21) under section 344,323, 294,506 of the IPC and r/w 14 of Child Labour Act.

Anuradha Baruah works as a teacher at Bogibeel ME School and Indrajit Handique is an employee at Dibrugarh University.

“We have registered a case at Dibrugarh police station and started investigation. Both the husband and wife were detained for questioning,” ASP (HQ) Bitul Chetia said.

“We are not sure whether they legally adopted the minor child. Further investigation will clear the case,” he said.

The couple allegedly locked the minor inside a bathroom for two days.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com