Commission on Wednesday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh government
asking it to submit a report on a hotel owner allegedly
beating to death a child worker and injuring another.
Taking suo motu congnizance of the matter, the NHRC
said the state government should submit its report within four
The Commission directed the state Chief Secretary to
inform as to what action has been taken by the state
government against the owner of the hotel under the Child
Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 besides
initiating criminal action and what relief is proposed to be
given to the victims.
Quoting media reports, the NHRC said Mahesh (13) and
Sonu (14) had been working in a hotel at Shivpur main road
owned by one Ramesh. On July nine night, he called them to his
hotel from their house and accused them of stealing Rs 1,000.
Thereafter, he beat both of them with a lathi
resulting in death of Mahesh on the spot, while Sonu
suffered injuries in one of his legs. It was also reported
that the police, after registering a case of murder, had
started investigation in the matter.