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The Goalpara District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) with the help of District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) officers has taken responsibility of a 12-year-old abandoned and ailing child.

The child, who was undergoing treatment at the Goalpara civil hospital, has been referred to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for better treatment.

“The child will be sent to GMCH under the supervision of DCPU within a week,” informed Labi Sarma, non-institutional care protection officer of DCPU.

The child was rescued in an ailing condition with open sore on both of his foot in front of a shopping mall on Monday by three local social workers.

The social workers – Abdul Awal Hoque, Abdus Salam and Atowar Rahman – rescued the boy with the help of the CWC.

“At the time we rescued the boy, he was begging from the customers outside the mall entrance and sometimes wailing out of pain,” Abdul Awal told Northeast Now.

“He was having a hard time to get rid of the flies and insects from disturbing him,” Awal added.

Talking to media persons, CWC members Dibakar Sarma and Samsun Nehar said, “The CWC Goalpara will take all necessary steps for the best interest of the child.”

Briefing the story of the victim child, DCPU officers Jhanti Borah and Pranati Neog said, “The victim child belongs to a poverty-stricken family with religious minority background.”

“His father has already left the family and his mother is an incapacitated parent,” they said.

“The victim sustained the injury in a truck accident at Barpeta district last year and due to lack of proper medical treatment, the sore has taken the present form,” they added.

Sofikul Ahmed

Sofikul Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in Goalpara. He can be reached at:

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