NHRC takes cognizance of a child's death in an open manhole in Haryana

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 30, 2014 16:06 IST

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a 15 month old boy, Abdul Razzak, fell and died in an open manhole near an under construction building in the Sector -18, Panipat , Haryana on the May 21, 2014.

According to the media report, sewage manholes have been lying opened at many places in different parts of the city, which might cause accidents.

The Commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raise a serious issue of human rights violation.

Accordingly, a notice has been issued to the Deputy Commissioner of Panipat, Haryana calling for a factual report in the matter within two weeks.

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