The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sought Action Taken Reports (ATRs) from Bolangir District Collector and Superintendent of Police over the electrocution of a man in a joyride swing.
Responding to a petition filed by Rights Activist and Supreme Court Advocate Radhakanta Tripathy, the NHRC issued notice and sought for Action Taken Reports from all the authorities within four weeks.
Debraj Sahu had fallen from a swing of a joyride at a fair in Tureikela block of Balangir district on 8 November last.
The petition alleged that the fatal accident could have been averted if the local authorities had issued a safety certificate after proper inspection of the joyride.
The petition sought for an inquiry and initiation of action against errant officials to check such fatal mishaps in future. The petition also sought for adequate compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.
“The Commission directs its Registry to transmit the copy of complaint to the concerned authority calling for an action taken report within four weeks. The concerned authorities shall also intimate the Commission, if any notice, order etc., has been received by him/them in the instant matter from the State Human Rights Commission? If yes, a copy of such order be also sent to the Commission within four weeks.” The NHRC stated.