Trainee suicide: NHRC notice to SAI, Kerala Govt

Trainee suicide: NHRC notice to SAI, Kerala Govt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Kerala Government and Sports Authority of India (SAI) over reports of suicide by a female trainee at SAI hostel in Alappuzha.

"The NHRC has taken cognisance of a complaint as well as various telephone calls requesting intervention of the Commission into the incident which took place on May 7," said the Commission in a statement.

A team of NHRC, led by acting chairperson, will also visit Alappuzha from May 21 to 22 for an on-the-sport inquiry.

The Commission has asked the Superintendent of Police, Alappuzha to make arrangements for the team to meet the three surviving female athletes, parents or guardians of the deceased girl, meeting with the District Collector of Alappuzha, Superintendent of Police of Alappuzha and the Investigation Officer of the case.

The Commission also wants to meet "any public spirited person who is interested in sharing any valuable information related to the case" and meet the trainers and senior students if they are interested in meeting the NHRC team.

"The unfortunate incident has given rise to serious allegations about violation of human rights," observed the Commission as it sought reports from the Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, Inspector General of Police, Ernakulam Range, Superintendent of Police of Alappuzha, Secretary of Sports Authority of India, New Delhi within two weeks
It has also sought to know the present stage of the investigation conducted by the police.

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