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Birbhum Massacre: NHRC Takes Suo Motu Cognisance, Directs State Gov To Submit Detailed Report Within 4 Weeks

Lawstreet Journal 27 Mar 2022 12:44am

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu notice on Thursday of media claims that eight people were burned to death in West Bengal's Birbhum area after a TMC leader was killed in a bomb attack.

The assassination of a deputy pradhan in Bogtui village in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday evening resulted in the burning of at least eight houses in the region, killing eight people, including women and children.

According to the NHRC's press release, the Commission has sent notices to West Bengal's Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, requesting a detailed report on the matter within four weeks, including the status of the FIRs filed, steps taken to ensure the safety of the people in the village, and any relief or rehabilitation provided by the state government.

In issuing the notices, the Commission also said that, based on media accounts, the occurrence of hate violence suggests that law and order in the region is not acceptable.

"According to the media reports, the doctors at Rampurhat Government Hospital, where the bodies were taken for post-mortem, stated that the condition of the bodies made their work very difficult. It is further stated that the presence of blood suggests that the victims were first physically attacked and then the houses were put on fire," the press release averred further.

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday reserved its decision in the suo moto case filed in connection with the Rampurhat violence in Birbhum district. The case diary… Continue Reading...

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