NHRC notices to Delhi Govt. over abduction of an expecting mother from Hospital premises

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that an expecting mother, who went to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi on February 6, 2016 for her delivery along with her mother-in-law but was allegedly lured away by some persons from the premises of the hospital.

She returned home the next day evening in a delirious condition without her new born child. The husband of the alleged victim has alleged that the incident was informed to the police but no action had been taken.

The Commission has observed that the news report, carried on February 8, 2016, if true, raises a serious issue of violation of human rights.

Accordingly, notices have been issued to the Chief Secretary, Secretary, Department of Health, Government of NCT of Delhi and Delhi Police Commissioner calling for a report in the matter within two weeks.

According to the media report, the victim could not tell where she was taken and delivered the child except that some persons had dropped her at Bhajanpura traffic signal. The family alleged that she was abducted by some persons in collusion with the hospital staff who got her delivery done.

Reportedly, there have been several instances of abduction of children from the LNJP Hospital. Questions have been raised that a gang is operating in the Hospital, which is involved in child lifting and luring away the expecting mothers to get their delivery done elsewhere. (ANI)