Such a horrible action for sleeping? See what a 12-year-old boy faced when he took a nap

In an awful incident, a doctor in Assam and his wife had reportedly poured hot water on a 12-year-old boy who has been working in their residence, leaving the couple to face action from the law enforcement as they have been booked under the appropriate sections of the protection of children.

The 12-year-old boy had been working as a domestic help in their residence since April last year and last week, the couple -Dr. Siddhi Prasad Deuri, a retired doctor of the Assam Medical College and Hosptial, and his wife Dr.Mitali Deuri, who is the principal of Moran College had poured hot water on the 12-year-old while he was sleeping in their house.

The incident, which happened in Assam's Dibrugarh district, had come to the revelation when the District Child Welfare Committee rescued the boy on August 29 after the body had received the video of the incident. Upon the rescue, the committee informed the police about the development following which the police had registered a case against the doctor and his wife. 


According to the reports, Siddhi Prasad Deuri was in an inebriated state when he poured the hot water on the boy. The police authorities had gone to their residence for investigation and they ordered the couple to report to the police station at the earliest. However, law enforcement later found that the couple has been absconding and they have now launched the manhunt to detain them. 

The police had booked a case against the couple under the sections of the Child and Adolescent Labour Prohibition Act and Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act. After the incident came to light, several child protection groups and social organizations have urged the police to apprehend the couple and to provide the best treatment for the boy.

The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights had said that the investigation in the case must be held fast and the charge-sheet must be submitted accordingly. 

After the rescue, the boy has been treated at a child care center and his statement on the incident has been recorded which led the police to file a case against the Deuris. The boy's mother has passed away and his father lives in Jorhat, Assam and he has been working as a domestic help in the residence of the couple since April last year.