Hyderabad: Superintendent of Police (SP) of Mahbubnagar Rema Rajeswari has initiated action against the inspector for chaining a 14-year-old boy after he was caught stealing a mobile phone in the district on Thursday.

This follows the alarm raised by the child right activists after reports surfaced that the boy was allegedly beaten and chained before he was sent to a juvenile home.

SP Rema Rajeswari said the boy was caught red-handed by public while stealing mobile “The boy who is studying in class 8, was immediately sent to a juvenile home for counseling”, the officer said.

Later Rajeswari told Newsmeter that they have initiated action against the inspector.

Srinivas Chary, II Two Inspector, told Newsmeter that P Raja Kumar from Kamal Mobile shop in Ashok Traffic Chowrastha complained that the boy snatched a phone

“He was caught by the Mobile shop owner. As he had a mustache, our constable thought he is a major.  Our constable chained him.  No sooner we got to know that the boy is minor, we immediately removed the chains. We sent him to a juvenile home for counseling. Later we handed him over to school authorities and guardians,” he said.

Anusha Puppala

Anusha Puppala is currently working at NewsMeter. She had earlier worked as a reporter with ANI and The News Minute. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Reporter with the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper, covering education beat. She had briefly associated with the national television channel Tiranga TV as a special correspondent. Anusha has extensively written stories on education, traffic, civic-issues, human-Interesting, off-Beat, consumer issues, health and environment. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Anusha is a social media buff and a passionate foodie. If not reporting, you will always find her travelling.

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