NGO officials said the child was abandoned at the house by his alcoholic father after his mother died. Since then, he was living there. With several burn injuries on his legs, he is barely able to walk. He is so traumatised that he is unable to speak. And he is just 6. This child, who was brutally tortured at a house in Greater Noida, has just been rescued by an NGO.
Childline, an NGO, received information on Tuesday night that a child working in a house in Dadri could barely walk as he had burn injuries on his legs. “Acting on the tip-off, our team reached the house and rescued the boy. The condition of the kid was so bad that he could hardly walk. He was immediately taken to a shelter home and government officials were informed,” said Satya Prakash, programme manager, FXB Suraksha-Childline.
NGO officials said the child was abandoned at the house by his alcoholic father after his mother died. Since then, he was living there. It is suspected that the six-year-old was made to work in the house and brutally beaten up by the owners when he failed to complete his work. The name of the house owner, a businessman by profession, has been withheld as no FIR has been registered so far. “As the kid could not speak up, we have not registered a case, but we have informed the district administration and police,” Prakash said.
Members of the NGO also took the child for a medical examination at a government hospital. Several burns were found on his waist and lower body. According to doctors, he was burnt with some heated metal object.
“The wounds and scars on his body show that he was beaten up badly and his skin was also burned with a hot metal object. The scar marks are rectangular in shape. There are traces of old scars and several burn injuries were found at the same place,” a doctor who conducted the child’s medical examination said.
As the kid is still in trauma and his injury severe, the NGO is thinking of shifting him to a private hospital for better treatment.
“We are waiting for him to recover before we take further legal action. We are yet to record his statement. Till the time, he will stay in our shelter home and we will take him to a private hospital for better treatment,” Prakash said.