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Meghalaya: Children rescued from Rimpu Bagan kept under observation

First Published: 9th August, 2022 13:38 IST

Ampareen informed that among the rescued children, one is 3 years old while others are teenagers between 15 and 17.

The five children found in Rimpu Bagan the farmhouse belonging to Tura MDC and Meghalaya BJP Vice President Bernard Marak have been rescued and kept under observation.

Informing about the development, Chairperson of the Committee for the empowerment of women Ampareen Lyngdoh said that the committee will ensure the children continue to live a normal life despite the circumstances they were rescued in.

Further, Ampareen informed that among the rescued children, one is 3 years old while others are teenagers between 15 and 17.

Ampareen also stated that the committee will not “engage itself in technical investigations”, but rather it would focus on the welfare and wellbeing of the children.

It was on July 22 that the police raided Rimpu Bagan and found many young boys and girls openly drinking on the premises, inside the rooms as well as inside the vehicles.

The five children which include 4 boys and one girl were also found locked inside a dingy cabin-like unhygienic room and were later handed over to the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) for safe custody.

After days of search, a team of Meghalaya Police arrested Bernard Marak from Uttar Pradesh, and is now in custody.

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