NHRC notice to Bihar govt on beating of 34 girls students

NHRC notice to Bihar govt on beating of 34 girls students

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New Delhi, Oct 9 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Bihar calling for a detailed report in the matter of at least 34 girl students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) being brutally beaten up by some local youths including status of medical treatment of the injured students.

''The Commission has asked the status of the measures taken to step up security at the hostel schools and action taken against the unruly group of people named in the complaint,'' the Commission said in a statement here on Tuesday.

The NHRC has also observed that the contents of the media reports, if true, amount to violation of human rights of the victim girls.

“Going by the media reports, it is apparent from the sequence of incident that there is serious security lapse at the girls’ school, where the miscreants entered at their free will, committed the brutal act and fled from the spot,” it stated.

The Commission said the administration should have taken timely action when the issue was raised by the girl students regarding routine sexual advances by the local youths.

The victim girls have been beaten up when they were in the custody of a government run hostel school.

Four persons have been detained for interrogation and others are absconding. According to reports, the State Education Minister has assured that the Education Department will take steps to ensure the safety of the girls in the school, especially the residential ones.(UNI)