Rights body asks Haryana government for report on student’s killing

November 6th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given the Haryana government two months to submit a report on the killing of a student by police in the state’s Bhiwani town.”The commission has taken suo motu cognisance of distressing media reports over the killing of 22-year-old student Kuldip by the police near Bhiwani in Haryana because of mistaken identity.

“The commission Wednesday issued a notice to the Haryana director general of police, Bhiwani district magistrate and Bhiwani superintendent of police to take appropriate action with regard to the investigation of the case and has asked for a report in the incident within eight weeks,” an NHRC official told IANS.

The commission has also sought a magisterial enquiry report and post mortem report along with the report of independent investigation on the same.

Kuldip, who was a final-year graduation student at Vaish College in Bhiwani, was returning home after a party when a group of policemen shot him in the head at point-blank range, mistaking him to be a gangster.

The student, who was to get married soon, died on the spot.

An embarrassed Haryana government later ordered the arrest of the head constable and order a magisterial inquiry. It also registered a case against eight policemen following the incident Nov 3.

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