NHRC recommends Rs.5 lakh monetary relief for the family of a boy shot dead by a Delhi Police Constable

New Delhi, May 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended that Delhi Police Commissioner and Government of NCT of Delhi pay rupees five lakh as monetary relief to the next of kin of late Tarun Chauhan, aged 12 years, who was shot dead by a Constable in an inebriated condition at a marriage pandal at Village Dhaka, Delhi on 11th of March, 2012.

The Commission has observed that the abuse of power by a public servant led to loss of life of an innocent child for which the State must bear the liability. It has asked them to submit the proof of payment within six weeks.

During the course of inquiry, the Commission found that the Constable had an altercation with one of the relatives of the deceased over the parking of his vehicle. After that, he came back to the pandal in a drunken state and tried to enquire from Tarun Chauhan the whereabouts of his relative. He fired three rounds first in the air, second on the ground and third on Tarun for not disclosing the whereabouts of his relative. Tarun was hit on the chest and was rushed to Sushrut Trauma Centre, Metcalfe House, Delhi where he succumbed to his injuries on the 11th March, 2012 itself.

A case under Sections 307/302/34 of IPC was registered against the Constable who was sent to judicial custody. He was placed under suspension and departmental proceedings had been initiated against him. (ANI)