NEWDELHI/BANGALORE: Against the backdrop of baby Afreen’s death making news all over the country, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Wednesday, reacted sharply to the death of the baby and termed it ‘gruesome act’ by Afreen’s father, Umar Farooq.
Urging to give full protection to Afreen’s mother Reshma while fighting the case, NCPCR chairperson Shanta Sinha said, “This is very tragic. The case should be brought to a logical ending. There is a need for strong law against such people. This should be a human rights issue. This is a murder. Legal assistance should be given to the mother to take the case forward,” she added.
V P Niranjanaradhya, fellow, Centre for Child and Law at National Law School of India said, “We’ve taken up the case suo motu, after the baby’s death, and we would initiate a fresh police inquiry to look into this matter.” MLA B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan arrived at the Vani Vilas Hospital and consoled the grieving family.
He handed over Rs 5 lakh cash to baby Neha Afreen’s family. Karnataka State Wakf Foundation for Women Development Board member, Sajida Begum asserted, “Now, we have taken it as a personal issue against women. We would ensure strict punishment and AASRA NGO, which provides shelter facilities to victims will help the family.”
Meanwhile, it comes to notice that the ICU at Vani Vilas Hospital needs renovation . The doors create a neck-breaking noise, whenever opened, disturbing the patients. Also the air conditioners at the hospitals are not functioning properly from many months.