SHRC takes cognizance of deaths due to water contamination
Karauli: The State Human Rights Commission has taken a suo moto cognizance in the matter of death of a child and over a hundred people falling ill by consuming contaminated water in Karauli. Commission Chairman Justice Gopal Krishna Vyas has issued notice & sought factual report from ACS Public Health Engineering Department, Collector & SP Karauli. The commission has sought report before the hearing in the commission on December 14. Chief Medical Officer Dr Pushpendra Gupta said Devkumar Koli (12), resident of Shahganj, & Ratan Dhobi (71), resident of Dattatreya Pada, died due to vomiting, diarrhoea. Meanwhile, BJP State President Dr Satish Poonia reached Hindaun City on Wednesday and met the children and people who got sick due to contaminated water in the government hospital.
He inquired about their health and talked about better treatment of the victims. Poonia also raised the demand from state government for financial relief to families of those who died due to contaminated water. “Two deaths have been reported due to contaminated water. Many people have been reported to be seriously ill. 30% people in Raj are forced to drink contaminated drinking water,” he said. It is written in advertisement of the government that water is life, in which the CM’s smiling photo is also there, but it seems from situation that water is poison in Hindaun, he said.