NHRC Issues Notice To Chief Secretary Of Rajasthan Over Media Reports Of Death Of Two Labourers In Sewerage
The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Rajasthan and also to the Chairman, Jaipur Development Authority over media reports of death of two labourers in a sewerage well.
The Commission in its press release stated that "The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that in Rajasthan two labourers died while conducting the repair work of a leaking valve in the 25 feet deep well of a sewerage treatment plant of Jaipur Development Authority in Kalwar area on 18th November, 2022."
Reportedly, one of their associates was pulled out safe by a police officer after jumping inside the well. He is being provided medical treatment at a hospital.
The Commission has sought the present status of the FIR registered in the matter and action taken against the responsible officers/ agencies.
The Commission has also sought information on whether any relief/ rehabilitation has been provided to the family of the deceased persons.
The Commission has directed the Chairman, Jaipur Development Authority to submit a report about the initiation of disciplinary action against errant public servant(s) under relevant service rules.
The Commission stated that as per the media report the victims had entered into a 25-feet deep well and when they were trying to tighten the valve of the mainline, it broke, resulting in the sudden flow of sewage garbage which flooded the well and both the victims came under it.
NHRC is responsible for promoting and monitoring effective implementation of promotion and protection of human rights.