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Kolkata: A speech therapist has been arrested in Kolkata for physically assaulting a three-year-old child during a therapy session.

The arrested speech therapist, Chaitali Mukherjee, is attached to a private speech clinic located at Prince Anwar Shah Road in the city.

According to an FIR lodged at Charu Market police station by the parents of the child, they had taken their ward to the speech clinic on 14 May as the child has stammers while speaking and is also comparatively slow in speech.

During the session, the speech therapist allegedly took the child to a room and shut the door. The parents could then hear the therapist shout at the child. After the session when the child came out of the room, the child was found bleeding from an injury in the forehead.

Taking note of this, the parents lodged an FIR at Charu Market police station that day itself. Police got a medical examination done on the child. The speech therapist has now been arrested after the investigators scanned the CCTV footage of the speech clinic.

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