A government-run hospital in Assam has ruled out circumcision of a standard two boy, who was allegedly forced to undergo the procedure inside a toilet of his school in Hailakandi district, said a government release today.
Registrar of surgery of Silchar Medical College and Hospital, where he is under treatment, in a medical report said that "No external cut wounds present in the penis and it is not a matter of circumcision," the release quoted.
The boy is a student of Sishu Mangal Vidyapith under Katlicherra education block, it said.
Superintendent of S K Roy Civil Hospital in Hailakandi, where the boy was admitted before being referred to Silchar Medical College and Hospital, had also stated that there was no evidence of cut by any sharp weapon in the private part of the boy as alleged by some quarters.
A section of the media had said that the boy belonged to the majority community and was forcefully circumcised inside a toilet in the school premises during school hours on May 7.
As soon as the reports appeared, the police swung into action and registered a case under Sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 506 (criminal intimidation), 294 (indulging in obscene act in any public place) 34(criminal act done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention) of IPC and sections of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
A magisterial probe into the alleged circumcision has been ordered by Hailakandi district administration. It directed the Katlicherra executive magistrate James Aind to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter and submit a report at the earliest, the release said.
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