New Delhi: Taking cognizance of a media report that two juveniles lodged in the Child Protection Home in Mukherjee Nagar area here were subjected to alleged sexual abuse by fellow inmates, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to the Delhi Chief Secretary and the Police Commissioner seeking a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.
The report should include the action taken against the officers concerned and the steps taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future, NHRC said in a statement.
Reportedly, the Juveniles were threatened by their tormentors for life if they reported the matter to any authority, the NHRC said.
The reported incident apparently indicates that the authorities, who are the lawful guardians of the inmates in their custody, have failed to protect the juveniles, the statement said.
According to the media report, carried on November 20, one of the victims, despite the threats, informed one of the officers of the Home regarding the alleged crime. During investigation, another juvenile, aged 15 years, lodged in the Shelter Home also came forward and reported that he is allegedly being sexually abused inside the home, it said.