Child killed by employer; NCPCR intervenes

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 11, 2012 15:23 hrs

The National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)'s intervention has brought some solace to the family of a child beaten to death by the employer in West Bengal for seeking leave to visit his native place.

´´With the intervention and persistent follow-up by NCPCR, the West Bengal Government has finally relented and a draft amounting to Rs 20,000 has been sent out to the victims´ family,´´ said Vinod Kumar Tikoo, Member, NCPCR, on Wednesday.

"All such child labour cases will be taken to their logical conclusion and necessary relief will essentially be provided to the victims which include their unhindered and continued educational rights," he said.

The case related to a 13-year-old child labourer who was allegedly beaten to death for seeking leave to visit his native place in Bihar in August 2010.

According to the complaint received by the Commission soon after, the child was brutally beaten up by his employer Babloo Chowrasia.

The boy was left injured and bleeding all night and was declared brought dead when taken to Howrah General Hospital in West Bengal the next morning.

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