Bolangir police have are available in for criticism for housing a mentally-challenged individual in jail terming him an accused.
In line with sources, S Paiti Raju was despatched to jail in an ATM theft case six months again. Throughout his keep within the jail, Raju’s fellow inmates got here to know that the latterwas a mentally-challenged individual. After studying it, jail superintendent contacted Raju’s household in Vizag and was shocked to know that his relations had carried out Raju’s final rites as he didn’t return for six months.
Raju’s relations after studying about Raju’s whereabouts reached Bolangir two days again. From them, the police got here to be taught that Raju was not a felony. He was not mentally sound for which he was present process therapy. He ran away from a prepare whereas being taken for therapy and reached Bolangir.
When requested, City Police and Sub-divisional Police Officer refused to make any remark on this regard.
Raju’s uncle Seikh Mudina mentioned, “For six months Raju was in jail. His mother and father just lately got here to learn about it and despatched us to take Raju again house. Yesterday bail was not granted. At this time we are going to depart for Vizag after Raju will avail a bail.”
Raju’s lawyer Tusharkant Mohapatra mentioned, “City Police forwarded Raju in a theft case. As police had not recovered any cash from him, courtroom had launched him. Nevertheless, Raju discovered it arduous to get a bailer as he belonged to Andhra Pradesh. His relations bought my quantity from Jail Superintendent and contacted me to get a bailer for Raju. At this time, he bought launched.”