NHRC seeks report on death of girl

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 17:42

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday asked Delhi government and city police to file a report on the incident in which a girl was crushed to death under a police barricade.

Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports, the Commission issued the notice to Delhi Chief Secretary and Delhi Police Commissioner to file the report within four weeks on the incident.

"The Commission observed that the media report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights," an NHRC spokesperson said.

Sabina, a resident of Tigri Camp colony, was waiting for her mother to finish work at a building near the Krishna Park Temple, when she found the barricade tethered to another building by a chain.

When the girl and three of her friends climbed onto the barricade, to use it as a swing, the chain restraining it snapped.

While the three other children wriggled out, Sabina was killed, the spokesperson said quoting media reports.


First Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 17:42

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