NHRC notice to Delhi Police

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 15:00 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi Police for allegedly failing to register a case of trafficking of a minor girl.

"The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report which stated that the police did not register the complaint of a 15-year-old girl who was enticed by a neighbour who sold her," an official of the NHRC said.

The commissioner of Delhi Police has been asked to submit a report within four weeks.

The incident was reported Jan 4, from east Delhi.

"The girl somehow managed to escape. When she went to the police station, Usmanpur, her complaint was not registered," the NHRC official said.

Family members of the victim also tried to contact helpline no. 181, but no assistance was provided, he explained.

The NHRC, in its notice to the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, observed that the contents of the press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights.

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