Rs 50,000 compensation to beggar, who was dumped in garbage

Panaji, Jan 15 (PTI) The National Human Rights Commissionhas recommended Rs 50,000 compensation to a 47-year-old beggarwho was dumped into a garbage bin by the Goa police in 2009.

The order which came on January 10, after NHRC wentthrough the details of the case, said the compensation amountbe recovered from salary of the guilty policemen.

Shelton Messierhas who had taken a shelter in the citymarket was dumped into garbage by the police control room vanon June 2, 2009 after an influential businessman complainedagainst him. The complainant had said that the disabledbeggar, who was also ill, was a nuisance for his business.

The Commission has asked the Goa government to takeactive steps to rehabilitate Messier and submit the proof ofpayment along with the rehabilitation report.

The state government has also been asked to filecompliance report by February 19, 2011.

Police inquiry had revealed that head constable P Mhamaland police driver R R Tamse had lifted the beggar and thrownhim into the shabby place.

Local social activists had complained about the incidentto high ranking police officials, who had initiated inquiryinto the matter.

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