NHRC notice to West Bengal government over Dalit youth incident in Purulia

New Delhi: The NHRC has sent a notice to the West Bengal government over an incident in which the body of an 18-year-old person, whom the BJP claimed as its member, was found hanging from a tree near his house in Purulia, allegedly after he was “mercilessly beaten”.

The commission in a statement today observed that the content of the news report, if true, amounts to gross violation of human rights of the victim.

It has issued a notice to the West Bengal chief secretary, seeking a detailed report, the National Human Rights Commission said.

The DGP of the state has been asked to intimate the present status of investigation in the case and the steps taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur, the commission said.

They have been given four weeks to respond, it said.

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