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35-year-old Deaf and mute man chained at hotel for months in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district; one held


Aurangabad, Jan 07: A 35-year-old man, suffering from hearing and speech impairment, was rescued from a hotel in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district, where he was kept chained to a pillar for three months, police said on Thursday.

35-year-old Deaf and mute man chained at hotel for months; one held

The police carried out the rescue at a hotel in Naldurg town of the district on Tuesday night and have arrested the owner of the establishment, an official said.

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"We received information that a deaf and mute man had been kept chained to a wooden pillar inside a room at a hotel for the last three months. We laid a trap and rescued the man," assistant police inspector Jagdish Raut said.

While the identity of the victim and the reason for the confinement is yet to be ascertained, a case has been registered against hotel owner Motilal Tamboli under section 344 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC, the official said.

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    Experts have been called in to communicate with the victim, who has undergone a medical check-up.

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