MHRC seeks report from Government on electrocution incident at Umsalait

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The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC), Shillong has directed Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya, to enquired and submit a detailed report to the Commission within one month about the tragic death of Ripynskhem Papeng (aged 9 years) and his brother Arbaban (aged 2 years) after they reportedly came into contact with a high tension live wire outside their house at Umsalait village, West Jaintia Hills District on 10th March 2021.

Talking the suo moto cognizance of the incident, the Commission reminded the State of its obligation under Article 21 of the Constitution of India to protect and safeguard the Right of Life of individuals within the State.