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Man chained for 20 yrs in Odisha, report sought

Concerned over the report of a mentally challenged man chained for 20 years in Odisha, the National Human Rights Commission today asked the state government to file a status report within four weeks.



New Delhi: Concerned over the report of a mentally challenged man chained for 20 years in Odisha, the National Human Rights Commission today asked the state government to file a status report within four weeks.

Terming it "violation of human rights of the mentally ill person", the Commission asked the State Chief Secretary and the District Magistrate of Jagatsinghpur to submit a report within four weeks.

"The Commission has observed that the content of press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the mentally ill person," a NHRC statement said.

Commission`s special rapporteur Damodar Sarangi forwarded the media report about 27-year-old Sanjaya Gudiya of village Kiyada of Jagatsinghpur district allegedly chained by his parents for last 20 years.
According to the report, Gudiya is mentally ill and his parents were unable to provide medical treatment to their son.

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