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Abandoned centenarian rescued at Raha

Guluk Deka after his rescue at Raha on Thursday.
 RAHA, Dec 20 - A team of the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Nagaon, and police personnel from the Raha and Mikirbheta police stations today rescued a centenarian who has been abandoned by his relatives.

The destitute man identified as Guluk Deka, an inhabitant of Lungamukh village under Mikirbjeta PS of Morigaon district, had been living alone in a thatched house on a paddy field at Kamgaon village under the Raha Revenue Circle for the last few days.

The story of the elderly man came to the notice of the Nagaon DLSA and the district administration after The Assam Tribune published a news item on Wednesday. The SPs of Nagaon and Morigaon districts – Shankarbrata Raimedhi and Swapnanil Deka respectively – directed the officers in-charge of the two police stations, Moloy Kumar Acharjee and IK Kabir, to rescue the man.

The DLSA team comprising lawyers Swahnaz Sultana and Rupalee Goswami told this correspondent that after medical examination at the Nagaon BP Civil Hospital, the senior citizen would be sent to an old age home at Rangolu. He would be provided legal aid to enable his return to his own home thereafter. They added that necessary action would be taken against those who were responsible for the current fate of the centenarian.

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