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Assam: Mushalpur Police Station OC Injured In Firing Incident

Ananda Rabha, the Officer-in-Charge of Mushalpur Police Station in Baksa district of Assam received bullet injuries accidentally when he was on his way to arrest an accused involved in child marriage.

Assam: Mushalpur Police Station OC Injured In Firing Incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Nov 2022 9:14 AM GMT

BAKSA: In a sensational incident reported from Baksa district of Assam on Sunday, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mushalpur Police Station sustained bullet injuries while on his way to arrest an accused.

OC Ananda Rabha received accidental bullet shots when he had gone to arrest a person identified as Robin Kalita in Ujirbari area of Mushalpur. The accused has charges of alleged child marriage against him.

As per information, on reaching the location, the police official and the accused got involved in a heated scuffle. In a sudden turn of events, the accused managed to get hold of the OC Rabha's service gun and shot him in his left leg.

OC Ananda Rabha was immediately rushed to Dr. Ravi Boro Civil Hospital in Mushalpur. Thereafter he was shifted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for better treatment. Rabha is currently being treated upon at the GMCH.

The accused Robin Kalita who has allegations of involvement in child marriage has been arrested by the Police.

Meanwhile, investigation is underway to establish any possible link of involvement of the accused's family members in the child marriage incident.

It may be mentioned here that as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) the marriageable age for males is 21 whereas for females, it is 18. However, it is punishable under the act if the marriage takes place at an age as specified in the Act.

In India, though it is considered a social malady, child marriage is practised in several societies. Mostly such instances are reported from rural areas.

If the reasons for occurrence of child marriage even in the 21st century is to be looked upon, then certain orthodox societal norms, gender inequality, lack of education, low-income status of either of the families among others come out as the most common reasons behind the prevalence of this malady.

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