Aug 23 (12 days ago)
The ChairpersonNational Human Rights Commission
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the daily news published in English & Hindi newspaper/magazine India today “Bangalore: Remand home staff thrash 13-year-old boy” in Bangalore district Karnataka . (Newspaper clipping & link annexed). The detail story attached with the complaint letter.
Bangalore: Remand home staff thrash 13-year-old boy
The boy is now undergoing treatment at a government hospital while the three accused, including the head of the remand home, are absconding.
It all started on Tuesday (August 19) when the victim decided to venture out with his friends after school hours. Instead of going home, the boy went to Magadi Road where he was spotted by local policemen. Mistaking him for a run-away kid, the police took him to BOSCO Mane (NGO centre for run-away kids). The same evening, the boy was transferred to the government boys' home at Lakkasandra despite his protests. The boy wanted the staff to con-tact his mother over the phone, but they reportedly turned down his request.
Apparently, the boy's father had abandoned the family and his mother had lost her job as a security guard recently. Last week, the boy was irregular in school and the management had summoned his mother, who explained the family's plight. After the victim did not come home, his mother frantically searched for him but in vain.
The boy was admitted to the remand home around 7 pm on Tuesday and the staff decided to teach him a "lesson". He was first caned as "punishment" for almost about 10 minutes.
The next day, the boy was asked to clean the drains and the toilets of the home, but when he refused, the warden and his associates made him kneel on the ground and thrashed him .
However, on Wednesday when the government-appointed Child Welfare Committee mem-bers visited the Home for inspection, they were horrified on seeing the boy's condition. They admitted the boy to the hospi-tal and contacted his mother
The victim has named the remand home head Ramesh Manju and staff Santosh and Narasimha responsible for the injuries. A police complaint has been lodged.
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