Panel seeks explanation in dalit boy assault case
TNN | Feb 8, 2012, 06.20AM IST
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child
Rights (SCPCR) is going to write to the district collector and
superintendent of police (SP) in Sagar asking to explain the incident
in which a poor teenaged dalit boy's ear was pulled out by policemen.
The SCPCR action has come after it took cognizance of the report on
the incident that TOI carried on February 7.
Vibhangshu Joshi, a member of SCPCR said, "The incident is indeed
shocking. The Commission is going to seek explanation from the
collector and SP. Medical aid of the highest possible level has been
recommended for the boy so that his ear could be restored. An
appropriate compensation would also be given to him."
The commission member also expressed distress over the increasing
cases of atrocities against children in the state. He also referred to
the recent incident where a teacher harassed girls after getting drunk
in Betul. "The state government should step up vigilance and
coordination with other agencies so that atrocities against minors can
be prevented," he said.
He added that the commission had also written to the concerned
authorities seeking explanation on that incident too.
On Monday, assistant sub-inspector Ghanshayam Dubey and constable
Vishwanath Mishra had assaulted a 13-year-old dalit boy Narendra
Ahirwar, bodily lifting him by his ears with such a force that a big,
bloody chunk came out. Surgeons could not stitch back the left ear
that came detached in the hands of one of the cop.
The two cops have been suspended and booked under IPC and the
Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the city
superintendent of police Rakshpal Singh Yadav had said.
A hunt is on to arrest the two, who are at large, the CSP had informed
on Monday. Following TOI report, Childline NGO's Sagar team had
reached the boy's house for inspection. Archana Sahay, collab director
Childline said, "The boy's hand was highly swollen. Possibly there is
a fracture as well."
The boy did not undergo an X-ray test previously as the government
hospital he was taken to did not have a proper facility for the same.
The Childline team would be taking the boy to a private hospital for
an X-ray test on Wednesday.
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