Girl stuck in borewell: NCPCR seeks Haryana govt explanation

The national child rights body has sought an explanation from the Haryana government on the incident of a minor girl who fell into a deep borewell in Gurgaon to ascertain if it was the result of any negligence.

In a letter to Haryana Chief Secretary, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sought to know if the Supreme Court guidelines on borewells had been followed in this case and the action taken by the state if any violation was found.

The NCPCR has also asked the Haryana government to submit a report on the "facts and circumstances" under which the 70-feet-deep borewell was dug and left open.

"The Haryana government should also provide us information of     the action taken so far against the erring owner of the land/borewell, as well as against any official in the matter whose inaction might have led to the incident," NCPCR member Vinod Kumar Tikoo wrote.

In his letter, the NCPCR member asked the state government to submit an Action Taken Report in this regard to the Commission within 10 days.

4-year-old Mahi fell into the borewell at Kho village near Manesar while playing with her friends on June 20.

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