NHRC issues notice to Delhi CS, CP

New Delhi, Jan 3 (Agency) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it has issued notice to Delhi Chief Secretary and Commissioner of Police over a report that a father and son fell in an open sewer in Delhi’s Rohini. The incident reportedly happened as the lid of the sewer was missing, which was perhaps stolen by drug addicts. The father was pulled out and admitted to a hospital, the search for the missing eight-year-old child was on by the fire-brigade team. Taking suo motu cognizance of the incedent two days back incident, the rights body issued notices calling for a detailed report in the matter including the present status of the rescue operation, investigation by the police, medical treatment of the rescued father and compensation if any, granted to the aggrieved family.

The Commission said it would also like to know about the action taken against the delinquent officers, responsible for the tragic incident. The NHRC observed that the police and local civic authorities need to be extra careful and vigilant to check that anti-social elements do not steal manhole lids and grills in the area. The Commission noted that in a similar kind of incident in Sector-16 , Rohini in Delhi on March 29, 2022 four persons died after falling into the sewer line. It had taken suo motu cognizance of the incident and called for the reports from the authorities; the matter is under its consideration.