KARIMNAGAR: The children at Shishu Griha in Karimanagar who received burn injuries were too scared to speak, as collector Neetu Prasad arrived at the care home to enquire about the incident. They reluctantly showed the their hands to the officials as they were yet to recover from the trauma.
Two-year-old Rajan mumbled as he narrated his ordeal. Geetha (5 years), and Swarupa (5 years) shivered as they recounted the incident before district collector Neetu Prasad, and police officials, who visited Shishu Griha on Wednesday.
Gathering courage, the children told the collector and Police officers that ‘Padma amma’ burnt their hands with a hot spoon for not eating food. Two-year-old Rajan sobbed as he showed the burn marks on his hand. The officials were moved when the infant urged them to take him into their hands. The officials directed Shishu Griha’s ANM (medical staff) to provide proper medical treatment to the children.
District Child Welfare Committee chairperson G Komuraiah stressed the need to conduct sensitisation programmes for caretakers. Komuraiah said that he had urged the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) project director and other officials to conduct district level convergence meeting to sensitise stakeholders including juvenile justice board, police, labour and other departments.