When Anil (name changed) ran away from home in Madhya Pradesh, his dreams were made of plans for the future. Four months later, all he dreams about are the horrific months spent in this merciless city.
The 14-year-old was continuously sodomised, beaten up and made to work for long hours without pay for two months by a father-son duo living in Dankaur village, Gautam Budh Nagar, an order passed by the Child Welfare Committee on Wednesday said.
"We found the boy at Nizamuddin Railway Station in January and counselled him for two months. During this period he told us about the beatings and the bonded labour but not the sexual abuse. It was only after the accused were brought in for investigation on charges of bonded labour that the boy opened up and told us about the sexual abuse," said Raajmangal Prasad, chairperson, Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Lajpat Nagar.
Anil left his ancestral village in Madhya Pradesh in search of work in late October last year.
According to the CWC order on Wednesday, Anil managed to get work as a domestic help in Noida, where he worked for a week before the accused, Rakesh Nagar (33), took him to Dankaur to work in his fields.
According to Anil's statement, he was sodomised and beaten up by both Rakesh and his father Prakash Nagar (60) for two months. The CWC has ordered the police to get Anil's medical examination conducted and register an FIR immediately.
The police, however, said the boy's medical examination could not be conducted due to a 'technical' problem on Wednesday but would be conducted early on Thursday.
"We have registered a zero FIR in the case as per the honourable court's directions. The case will be transferred to the Dankaur Police Station in UP for further investigation," said Bhairon Singh Gurjar, additional DCP (railways).
The CWC has also ordered Manas Health Foundation to provide counselling support to Anil and has asked the NGO to submit a detailed report.