NHRC issues notice in Chennai boy killing case

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 19:21

New Delhi: The NHRC on Wednesday issued notice to
the Defence Secretary and the Chennai Police Commissioner
seeking their reports on the killing of a teenaged boy in
defence area in Chennai.

The National Human Rights Commission has asked both
the Defence Secretary and police chief to submit detailed
reports in the matter within four weeks, a spokesperson said.

The issuance of the notice came after NHRC received a
complaint based on one of the media reports that 13-year-old
Dilshan was shot dead allegedly by an army personnel as he
tried to trespass into the defence area.

The incident occurred on July 3 at the Island
Grounds area that houses army residential quarters, where
Dilshan had allegedly gone to pick some fruits.

Meanwhile, Army Chief General VK Singh promised
strong action against anybody found guilty but said the entire
force should not be defamed if any individual is suspected.

"Whoever has committed any mistake in the incident,
be it an officer or a jawan, strong action will be taken
against him," Singh said.

A Lt Colonel and a jawan have been questioned by Crime
Branch-CID in connection with the incident. However, no one
has been arrested so far.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 19:21

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