Teenager from Assam alleges torture in Goa remand home

January 10th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Panaji, Jan 10 (IANS) A teenager from Assam, who was caught in mysterious circumstances near a prohibited defence area in Goa and later sent to a state run remand home, has alleged torture by inmates at the facility.The 17-year-old boy from Dhuburi district in Assam surrendered Friday night, after fleeing the delinquents’ remand home, the police said.

He was earlier picked up by the police on Christmas Eve as a terror suspect after he was found close to a prohibited defence area near the port town of Vasco.

Following a week of interrogation, the court sent him to the state run remand home called Apna Ghar.

According to the police, the boy escaped from Apna Ghar Jan 6 by breaking window grills of the facility, alleging that he was being tortured there.

He has requested the police not to send him to Apna Ghar again or his home in Assam and has asked for any kind of employment in Goa.

“We have handed him over to the Old Goa police station where the FIR of his escape from Apna Ghar was registered,” police inspector Sagar Ekoskar told IANS.

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