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The police registered a case under CrPC 174 (unnatural death) on the complaint of the boy’s mother and have arrested three people including the owner of the centre.
- The boy was admitted to the center on January 21
- He was found unconscious in the bathroom and later taken to hospital where he died
- Three people have been arrested, including the owner of the center
A 14-year-old boy was allegedly beaten up by staff at a de-addiction center in north Chennai’s Sholavaram, his family has alleged.
The boy, who was admitted to the center for alcohol addiction on January 21, died at the Stanley Government Hospital on Tuesday after he was found unconscious in the bathroom, his mother, center owner Vijayakumar, told. But when she got to the hospital, the mother found signs of the attack, such as bruise marks on her neck, shoulders and stomach.
The police registered a case under CrPC 174 (unnatural death) on the complaint of the boy’s mother and arrested three persons including the owner of the centre, New Indian Express notify
While the center was closed, several prisoners were sent along with their parents.
The police will take further action against the center officials after receiving the autopsy report on Thursday.
The deceased belonged to Gummidipoondi in Tiruvallur district and his mother is a daily wage labourer.