NHRC notices TN Govt over rise in number of missing children

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) of Tamil Nadu over the rise in number of missing children in the state.

The commission has asked for detailed reports in the matter and have given them four weeks to respond.

The commission has observed that more than two children go missing every day in the state and during the first three months of the current year, 271 children went missing from different parts of the State.

Commission said that the contents of the media report, if true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim children and their parents.

According to the media report, carried on the 23rd March, 2016, the number of missing children cases in Tamil Nadu is on increase from 441 cases in 2014 to 656 children in 2015. In Chennai itself, 114 children went missing in 2014 and this number rose to 149 (including 71 girl children) in 2015. Reportedly, 58 children have gone missing from Chennai this year, so far. (ANI)