NHRC notice to NDMC, police over sanitation worker`s death

NHRC on Monday issued a notice to North Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Police over the death of a sanitation worker while cleaning a drain in outer Delhi.

PTI| Updated: Jun 10, 2014, 00:30 AM IST

New Delhi: NHRC on Monday issued a notice to North Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Police over the death of a sanitation worker while cleaning a drain in outer Delhi.
The National Human Rights Commission issued the notice to the NDMC Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Outer District, seeking a report into the incident within two weeks.


The notice was issued after the Commission took suo motu cognisance of a media report alleging that a temporary `safai karmachari`, Om Prakash Omi (43), died while his associate, Sagar (34) sustained serious injuries during the cleaning of a drain in sector-20 of Rohini.


A preliminary investigation by police revealed that the two workers had inhaled poisonous gas in the drain.


The NHRC observed that issue raises a serious issue of violation of right to life and safety of safai karmacharis.