NHRC issues notices to Gurgaon SP, Deputy Commissioner

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the Gurgaon SP and Deputy Commissioner about the death of a class XII boy allegedly due to electrocution in his school in Jharsa area of the district.

Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report about the incident, the Commission has sought a factual report from the officials within four weeks.

NHRC said the incident had raised a serious issue of human rights violation.

According to the report, the boy was electrocuted in the school when he accidentally touched an iron water pipe through which current was flowing.

The report said he was not mmediately rushed to the hospital and was taken only after half an hour by his brother. He was declared brought dead by doctors.

The student's brother had reportedly said his life could have been saved if he had been attended by doctors on time.

The villagers and students of the school also alleged negligence on the part of the school staff, who they said, had earlier also been informed about the current flowing through the pipe and did not rectify the fault.

The Commission has also sent notice to SSP, Darbhanga, Bihar, on a news report which said a three-year-old girl was accused of theft.

The September 30 report said the Bahadurpur police circle had charged Rinku of steeling utensils and money from her neighbour's house.

It said the child's family had been trying to get her name removed from the FIR but failed.

Police had reportedly stated that any action in the case would be taken only after the FIR was examined, it added.


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