Minor boy chained by grandma rescued in Cuttack

Cuttack: Cuttack ChildLine officials today rescued a 10-year-old boy from his house in Niladri Vihar area under Chauliaganj police limits here. He was allegedly kept in captivity, tied with a chain by his grandmother for the last two months, reports said.

As per sources, the boy’s father had died some years ago while his mother also left home after her remarriage. As his grandfather too does not stay at home, the boy used to stay with his grandmother in a rented house in Niladri Vihar.

An ordeal for the young boy, he was allegedly deprived of food for days.

“My grandmother beats me every day and does not give me food to eat. She gives money to other persons to beat me and tie my hands and legs,” the minor stated with tears flowing down his cheeks.

However, the woman stated that she used to tie the grandson to prevent him from roaming and escaping from the house. She even said that people were complaining about her grandson making mischief regularly, which forced her to keep him in captivity.

Uttam Kumar Sahu, Member of Cuttack Childline, said, “When we reached, we saw the boy’s hands and legs were tied and he was desperately shouting to release him. With the help of Chauliaganj police, we were able to rescue the boy. The Chauliaganj IIC was present with us when we rescued him. We will produce him before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), and further steps will be taken as per the direction of the CWC.”