Bihar ordered to pay Rs.3 lakh to undertrial’s kinDecember 14th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday directed the Bihar government to pay Rs.3 lakh to the family of an undertrial prisoner who died because of negligence of jail staff.
Gopal Raut, an inmate of the divisional jail in Sitamarhi district of Bihar, died July 17 2009. A magisterial inquiry had concluded that he died due to medical negligence of the prison administration.
The commission said material on record did not reveal any illness or injury in the health screening record of Raut. But on the basis of post-mortem examination report, the magisterial inquiry gave its conclusion.
The rights panel also asked for a compliance report and proof of payment made to the next of kin of the deceased within six weeks.
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