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Minister orders probe into Doon minor’s death

Arya said, “A departmental probe headed by the additional secretary and director of the women empowerment department, along with two members, has been launched and the report will be submitted to me within three days.”

india Updated: May 17, 2019 00:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Rekha Arya,Uttarakhand,Dehradun
“If the probe finds laxity on part of any of the official of the child shelter home, strict action would be taken. This will also act as a warning for officials, who would take better care of children at the shelter home,” said Arya.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand minister for women empowerment and child development Rekha Arya has ordered a departmental probe and asked for a report within three days on the alleged suicide case of a 14-year-old girl, who was found hanging inside the bathroom of a government child shelter home in Nehru Colony in Dehradun on Wednesday.

Arya said, “A departmental probe headed by the additional secretary and director of the women empowerment department, along with two members, has been launched and the report will be submitted to me within three days.”

“If the probe finds laxity on part of any of the official of the child shelter home, strict action would be taken. This will also act as a warning for officials, who would take better care of children at the shelter home,” said Arya.

First Published: May 17, 2019 00:37 IST