NHRC issues notices to Delhi Chief Secretary, DDA VC over reported death of a minor

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The National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Delhi Chief Secretary, Vice Chairman of Delhi Development Authority and the Delhi Police Commissioner over the reported death of a minor after an iron gate fell on him at a DDA colony in Siraspur.

The Commission has asked for detailed reports in the matter within four weeks.

The Rights panel has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports, carried on October 31, that a five-year-old boy died after a damaged entry gate fell on him at a colony of the DDA in Delhi’s Siraspur.

Reportedly, the incident happened on October 28, and the family members of the victim and residents claimed that they had complained several times to the Resident Welfare Association and DDA about the broken gate but no action was taken, NHRC said in a statement.

The authorities are directed to inform the Commission if any relief has been granted to the aggrieved family besides the action taken against the officials/ officers responsible for not taking action on the complaints regarding damaged gate, it said.

The Commissioner of Police, Delhi is expected to inform the status of the FIR registered in the matter to the Commission.

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