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The District Legal Service Authority of Assam’s Hojai rescued a helpless elderly tribal lady from Jugijaan in the district on Thursday amid COVID-19 lockdown.

And, after proper medical checkup, DLSA secretary Pronita Morang along with panel advocate Ruhina Wahris have shifted the lady to Daboka Senior Citizens’ Home.

As per information, the lady was seen regularly lying at the streets of Jugijaan area within this week, and was struggling from food.

Jugijaan Police along with advocate Jnandhra Debnath informed about the lady to DLSA.

As such, DLSA rescued her.

“The lady is said to be mentally unstable. When asked about her home, she couldn’t reply anything, just indicating fingers today Karbi Anglong. May be her home is in that district,” said an official.

Till the time of filing this report, the lady couldn’t be identified.

The DLSA, Hojai has appealed anyone who knows about the lady to contact them.

“After the formation of DLSA, Hojai, we have foiled 30 child marriages, solved many domestic violence cases, aided helpless abandoned people, provided legal aid to many others,” told DLSA secretary Pronita Morang.

She requested everyone to immediately inform about any such illegal activity they witness in their vicnity to legal service authority.

At this juncture, DLSA also urged everyone to stay at their respective homes and abide by the norms regulated by the Government amid lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.


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