CHENNAI: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a detailed report from Tamil Nadu police on the action taken against the police man who kicked a moving motorcycle that led to the death of a pregnant woman in Tiruchy on Wednesday. The agency also said it expected the Director General of Police to issue suitable directions to the state police personnel to behave in a sensible manner while on duty and respects the human rights of the citizens.
Observing that the incident amounts to worst example of police brutality and issued notices to the chief secretary and the Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.
“The commission has asked that the report should include the details about the action taken against the delinquent police officer and relief granted to the family of the deceased woman as well as the health condition of her husband and the status of the medical treatment being provided to him,” the NHRC said.
While issuing the notice, the commission further observed that police force is meant to enforce the law and protect the people but frenzied actions in exercise of their powers may lead to such unfortunate incidents.
Meanwhile, the State Human Rights Commission has ordered a probe in connection with the incident. Initiating suo-motu proceedings based on media reports, the chairperson of the commission, Justice T. Meenakumari has directed the DGP/Director, Investigation Division, SHRC, to investigate into the matter and submit a detailed report to the registrar in eight weeks.