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NHRC SEEKS ATR FROM B’NGIR ADMN IN 4 WEEKS Monday, 22 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR |
NHRC SEEKS ATR FROM B’NGIR ADMN IN 4 WEEKS
Monday, 22 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Acting on a complaint filed by rights activist Dilip Das, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Balangir district administration to submit an action-taken report (ATR) over the injury of a eight-year-old student after he came contact with live wires on the roof of the school building at Nadupala in Khaprakhol block in Balangir district within four weeks.
According to the petition, on August, 25 this year, one Debendra Sethi (8) a student of Nadupala primary school was playing with his friends at the roof of the school building and came in contact with the live 11 KV wires passing over the building at a very low height and sustained severe burn injuries. He was taken to Patnagarh hospital immediately and afterwards shifted to VSS Medical College Burla for better treatment.
“It is a gross negligence on the part of the electricity department officials not complying with the guidelines issued by the Government to shift all the electric wires from the premises of the schools and Anganwadi centres. Moreover, the 108 Ambulance vehicle of the Health department did not came to the rescue of the victim baby despite repeated requests and phone calls from the parents of the injured child, who were compelled to hire a vehicle and shifted the child to hospital,” Das pointed out.