NHRC takes serious view of death of 11 children in Rajasthan; issues notices to state govt.

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that 11 children with special needs, living in a state-run Rehabilitation Home in Jaipur, have died in mysterious circumstances within a period of the last 12 days.

The commission has observed that the contents of the reports, if true, raise a serious issue of human rights violation of the victim children.

Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and Director General, Health Services, Rajasthan Government calling for reports within two weeks.

Allegations of government’s failure in maintaining the upkeep of the home have also been reported as the reason behind the incident.

Reportedly, the children were referred to J.K. Lone and SMS Hospitals when their condition deteriorated, probably after drinking contaminated water at the home. (ANI)