Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Chief Secretary calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks regarding action taken against the guilty and relief/rehabilitation as well as counselling provided to the girl.
"The girl belongs to Scheduled Tribe, hence, the commission would also like to know details of the sections under which the FIR has been registered and status of statutory relief as per provisions of the SC/ST (PoA) Rules, 1995," the NHRC said.
The commission has observed the contents of the news report, if true, amount to gross violation of human rights of the minor girl who, apparently, became the victim of the apathy and gross negligence of the school administration.
The state is responsible for the safety and security of the girl students, residing in the residential schools. It is apparent that the school headmistress and hostel warden have failed to protect the poor girl while she was in their custody and due to their negligence she has suffered mental agony and social stigma, it added.
The accused has been arrested and two matrons, two cook-cum-attendants, a lady supervisor and an auxiliary nurse midwife of the institute have been disengaged from service for dereliction of duty in connection with this incident.
The Minister concerned stated that the district collector has been directed to probe the incident and submit a detailed report regarding circumstances under which the girl got pregnant and delivered a baby.
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