The State Humans Right Commission (SHRC) has directed the Joint Director of Medical Services, Ramanathapuram, to submit a detailed report over a case where a 21-year-old woman died after giving birth to a stillborn baby at government headquarters hospital.
In another incident, SHRC directed the State government to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to G Madhanagurusamy, a resident of Oddanchatram in Dindigul, and recover the amount from a sub-inspector and head constable of Ambilikkai police station for violating his human rights by stripping and abusing him. Madhanagurusamy alleged in his petition that sub-inspector Vanithamani and head constable Mareesawaran had called him to the station based on a complaint by one Periyasamy and abused him.
The officials denied the charges and questioned the complainant’s allegations, pointing out that he did not say anything to the magistrate when they remanded him. The Commission also recommended the government to initiate disciplinary action against the police officials.