**Bhubaneswar:** Around a month ago, a Bangladeshi minor boy fled from a Khurda-based NGO’s child care facility and labelled serious allegations against the organisation. The boy alleged that the NGO officials used to torture him and sexually assaulted some of his fellow inmates. The news spread like wildfire and a high level investigation was sought.
The NGO which rescued the boy from Puri railway station and the one from which facility he fled, indulged in mudslinging and the boy was placed at Ruchika Open Shelter Home here at Bhubaneswar.
But the table turned when the boy allegedly escaped the shelter home and helped 11 other kids to flee.
It was now evident that the boy, who was being considered as a victim till now, was not so innocent.
However, he was traced in Cuttack. But this whole episode left an important question behind. Is there any fault in our system which caused this incident? If Ruchika Open Shelter Home’s project manager RK Dwibedi is to believe then yes.
Speaking to OMMCOM NEWS, Dwibedi said, “This boy has troubled the police, the CWC and the involved NGOs throughout the case. He repeatedly misinformed the police and the media about his identity and his past. It created a misunderstanding among the CWCs and the NGOs as well. He pretended that his leg was broken but it was completely fine.”
“There is a procedure to deport the children who come from other countries but it is too complicated. It takes too much time to deport these children and some of them take advantage of this. This is something which needs to be done by the Government” he added.