Patna: Bihar Human Rights Commission(BHRC) on Friday took suo motu cognisance of reports of six children’s death in Jamui district due to electrocution. The commission directed Jamui DM and SP to hold a joint inquiry into the matter, especially “administrative and criminal negligence”, and submit a report by March 3.
The children were electrocuted at village Chandra under Charkapatthar police station area at Sono block in Jamui district on Thursday.
A copy of the order was sent to Jamui DM, SP, MDs of South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) and Bihar State Power Transmission Company Limited (BSPTCL) for necessary action and principal secretary of energy for information.
The commission also directed the MDs of SBPDCL and BSPTCL to depute senior officers to assist in the inquiry. “The probe should include the extent of administrative and criminal negligence leading to the deaths, administrative and legal action taken in the matter, lapses like non-disconnection of supply in the broken high tension (HT) wires lying on the ground, high tension poles (carrying HT transmission wires) not built on adequate foundations of proper strength and compensation paid to the deceased’s family,” BHRC acting chairperson Neelmani said.