SILCHAR, Oct 17 - A minor girl ran away from the orphanage under Nivedita Nari Sanstha at Meherpur area in Silchar on Saturday night. According to locals, the girl was seen loitering around the orphanage in an injured condition. She was recovered and taken to the Valley Hospital for first aid. Later, the girl told the locals that �the authorities have badly tortured me and many others of my age in the orphanage. I was even threatened to be shifted to Guwahati.�
Omi Lal Goala, a local said that he found the girl gheraoed by people and intervened to rescue her. Joydeep Chakraborty, a frontline member of Apollo Club of Meherpur said that they had reports of children being victimized inside the orphanage and they tried to contact the authorities as well. �It is unfortunate to find that a place which is supposed to ensure care and safety of children turns out to be a torturous den for them,� Joydeep said adding that they would inform the police to take necessary action in this matter.
Interestingly, Diba Roy, secretary of the orphanage brushed aside the allegations of ill treatment to the children and claimed that the girl is suffering from mental disorder. She also said that there is no government aid to this orphanage. �The girl has been suffering from mental complications and has webbed a story on her own. No children in the orphanage are victimized,� Roy maintained.