Police still clueless about absconding teacher wanted in child abuse case

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, 28 May: The state police are still clueless about the whereabouts of absconding teacher Lukbi Bojir and his wife, who allegedly tortured and assaulted an eight-year-old girl child.

The child is currently undergoing treatment at Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences in Naharlagun.

A zero FIR has been lodged at the women’s police station in Itanagar, and has been forwarded to the Seijosa police station in Pakke-Kessang district. The state police have reportedly launched a manhunt for the accused teacher and alerted all police stations across the state.

The child’s family, which is economically not well off, had allowed the child to stay with Bojir and his wife since 2018 as he (Bojir) had promised her free education.

A relative said that the child was just five years old when she had joined the Bojir family. The child is currently not able to communicate properly because of shock, family members said.

According to the complaint, the family never got to meet the child after she had been taken, but had been assured that the child was doing well.

The alleged brutality on the child by the teacher sparked widespread outrage among the child rights and women’s rights organizations in the state.

When contacted by this daily, Pakke-Kessang SP Habung Hailyang said, “Accused was not at Pakke-Kessang. We are trying to trace him. Message flashed to all OCs and I personally spoke to all the SPs.”