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A total of 24 destitutes and mentally challenged persons, including five women, were rescued from different locations of eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh town on Thursday by the district administration with the help of Social Welfare department.

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Out of those rescued, 17 men were sent to the temporary shelter home for men set up at Khanikar and the five women were sent to the Sakhi-One Stop Centre and North East Buddhist Cultural Association’s rehabilitation centre at Milannagar and Boiragimath, after conducting necessary medical examination.

The whole drive was carried out under the supervision of additional deputy commissioner of Dibrugarh, Nandita Baruah with the aim to provide proper shelter and food to the homeless and mentally challenged people who would otherwise have to face severe hardships during the lockdown period.

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Later, Dibrugarh deputy commissioner, Pallav Gopal Jha and superintendent of police, Sreejith T visited the shelter home for men at Khanikar and took stock of the arrangements being made at the centre by the Social Welfare department.

Avik Chakraborty

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