Magisterial probe into alleged circumcision of minor

Hailakandi
15 May 2018

The Hailakandi district administration in Assam on Monday ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged circumcision of a standard two boy inside a toilet of a junior school during school hours. The school Sishu Mangal Vidyapith is situated in Katlicherra education block here and the incident, which was reported in a section of the media, had allegedly taken place on May 7, according to a government release.
Ordering the inquiry, Hailakandi deputy commissioner Adil Khan asked the Katlicherra executive magistrate James Aind to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter and submit a report at the earliest, the release said. The media report said that the boy who belongs to the majority community was forcibly circumcised in the school toilet, it said.
Police swung into action and registered a case under Sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 506 (criminal intimidation), 294 (indulging in obscene act in any public place) 34(criminal act done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention) of IPC and sections of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
Superintendent of Police Mohneesh Mishra, however, said there was no circumcision as per the medical report of the boy and the statements by him and his mother were found to be contradictory. "The boy is alright and will be fine in a day or two," he said adding investigation is on to find out what had actually and the school is being interrogated.
Joint director, health services Avijit Basu said the medical report of S K Roy Civil Hospital, where the boy was admitted before being referred to Silchar Medical College Hospital for further treatment, said there is no evidence of circumcision using any sharp objects and only inflamed and swelling of the soft tissues in the structure of the private part was diagnosed. (PTI)