A Punjab and Haryana high court warrant officer on Sunday night freed a Class-7 child from the illegal custody of the Mehatpur police.
The boy, Jaswinder Singh (13), son of Mandeeop Singh of Dharme Dian Chhana village, is admitted to the Nakodar Civil Hospital with signs of torture all over the body.
On Saturday, his aunt, Mohinder Kaur, had filed a habeas-corpus petition in the high court.
The victim told the media here on Tuesday that the Mehatpur police had detained him early Friday to question him about selling intoxicant powder, and tortured him. His relatives said that they complained with the Nakodar DSP, who had advised them to see the senior superintendent of police (SSP).
The family said the police had arrested the boy’s father and brother already under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Shahkot deputy superintendent of police Tarsem Singh came at the hospital to inquire about the victim and said that action would be taken against the erring policemen.