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Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

24/11/2014 15:16 GMT | Updated 24/11/2014 15:59 GMT

A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to drink his own urine by his fellow students earlier this year.

The incident, which took place in September at the Sreemanta Sankar Mission Barhampur Blind School in Nagaon district in central Assam, only came to light on Friday.

"Six boys first accused me of urinating inside the hostel room, and then beat me, after which they even forced me to drink urine. They also tore my bedsheet and said they will tie a noose around my neck," Deba Tati told the Indian Express.