Sunday, September 14, 2014

RIGHTS PANEL ASKS K’HANDI ADMIN FOR ATR IN FOUR WEEKS Monday, 15 September 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

RIGHTS PANEL ASKS K’HANDI ADMIN FOR ATR IN FOUR WEEKS
Monday, 15 September 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar 
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 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Kalahandi Collector and District Welfare Officer (DWO) to submit a action taken report on the death of tribal girl namely Ratani Majhi of Badderla village in Junagarh Ashram school in ThuaaMul Rampur block due to snakebite on July 14 this year, within four weeks.
The commission passed the order while acting on a petition filed by lawyer Sudhanshu Bhushan . He, in his petition alleged that Ratani died due to snake bite as hostel authorities failed to provide safe place for the inmates in the hostel which is run by SC/ST Welfare department.
According to reports, as the hostel authorities don’t pay any heed to the cleanlinessof hostel campus, as well as repair of toilet meant for girl student, the inmates were forced to attend nature call outside.

As the deceased Ratani was attending natures call outside the school in a bushy area, she became a victim of snakebite and died. Meanwhile, father of the deceased is yet to get the ex-gratia mount of `1 lakh given by the Government as he is yet to open a bank account in the bank.
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