NHRC notice to Delhi govt after boy drowns in a pit

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Delhi Government over drowning of a boy in a pit at Metro construction site.

PTI| Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 18:30 PM IST

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Delhi Government over drowning of a boy in a pit at Metro construction site.

"The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a student of 8th class drowned while four others were rescued from a water pit made near a Metro construction site in Karkardooma, East Delhi on September 6," the NHRC said.

The locals alleged that the Metro Administration had left open pits which resulted in such incidents.

The boy, identified as Kartik, aged 15 years, was the resident of Arya Nagar Colony in Karkardooma.

He was returning home from the Sarvodaya school in the evening when he along with his friends decided to take a dip in the pit when this incident happened. Kartik was rushed to Dr Hedgewar Hospital in a critical condition where he was declared brought dead.

"The contents of the report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim child," observed the Commission.

The Commission has sought a report in this matter from Delhi Chief Secretary within two weeks