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Over 500 child-related grievances from Delhi to NCPCR in two yrs

New Delhi: The case of the suicide of a 15-year-old girl in Noida, after alleged harassment at her school, is not the first reported in the national Capital this year.
More than 500 complaints regarding different types of child abuse from Delhi have reached the office of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in the last two years.
The child rights body has sought Action Taken Report (ATR) from District Magistrate (DM) Gautam Budh Nagar regarding the suicide committed by the Student.
According to the data accessed by Millennium Post, from December 15, 2015, to December 31, 2017, the child rights body received 529 child related grievances from the Capital.
The Commission was flooded with more than 3,000 complaints, with over 900 cases from Uttar Pradesh.
In 2018, the commission has already got over 100 complaints.
A senior official from NCPCR stated that the grievances were related to different types of abuse like child labour, cases related to POCSO, different types of violence on kids.
Yashwant Jain from NCPCR stated that most of the grievances were solved. "Every complaint was monitored properly by the commission and then solved," said Jain.
Taking suo-motu cognizance on the suicide by class 9 student, the commission has sought Action Taken Report (ATR) from the District Magistrate (DM) of Gautam Budh Nagar.
The notice which was sent to the DM claimed that the Commission has taken cognisance of the matter and directed the DM for investigation and necessary action.
The Commission further stated that a factual report along with authenticated copies of the relevant documents be sent to the commission within 15 days.
It also asked for the reason for the child's death, and whether the suicide was committed due to pressure from the teachers, and if so, what action was taken against the accused.
More than 700 grievances were closed in Delhi during the last two years, the Commission further stated.
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