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Express Impact: Tamilnadu HRC Issues Notice Over Report on Abandoned Baby

HRC took a suo-moto cognizance of the story, Techie Couple Abandons Baby Daughter with Down Syndrome, published on The New Indian Express.

Published: 08th March 2016 03:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2016 04:29 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday took a suo-moto cognizance of the story, Techie Couple Abandons Baby Daughter with Down Syndrome, published on Page 1 of The New Indian Express (07.03.16) and issued notice to the authorities concerned.

SHRC chairperson Justice T Meenakumari, who took notice of the report, directed the Kancheepuram Collector to file an interim report on medical care to be provided, if not already done so, to the baby Ashika in the government hospital by the doctors specialised in paediatric and cardiac fields, within two weeks.

The judge also directed the Kancheepuram Police Superintendent to contact the parents of the baby reportedly residing at Mugalivakkam and call them for counselling in the presence of the Assistant Registrar (Law) attached to the Human Rights Commisson, on a specific date under prior intimation to him and submit a report within two weeks. The matter will be listed for further consideration before this commission after two weeks.

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