Video of a child being fed earthworms in Rajganj goes viral, accused arrested

Rajganj, 18th November: A video on social media of a youth feeding earthworms to a child created a stir after it went viral. The incident has come to the fore from Adarsh Pally area of Rajganj. Based on the viral video a complaint was lodged at the police station on Thursday. Acting promptly, Ambari Out Post police arrested the alleged accused who has been identified as Seaton Roy (18). He was produced in Jalpaiguri court today.

Parul Barman, the child’s mother, said that her son had gone to Adarsh Pally to play with his friends on Monday afternoon. The accused allegedly lured the child with five rupees and asked him to eat earthworms. On refusing, he was threatened and fed earthworms forcefully. The mother added that the child did not tell anyone about it in the family out of fear. 

Later she came to know through a neighbour’s Facebook account. She narrated the ordeal to her husband after he came home on Wednesday and the next day, the child’s father lodged a written complaint against the youth at the police station.

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