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Govt to MACT: Mother killed in mishap, orphans sent to shelter

The government’s report came in compliance of the order of MACT presiding officer Santosh Snehi Mann.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
August 26, 2015 2:43:02 am

The Delhi government told the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) on Tuesday that it had rescued three minor orphans, who lost their mother in a road accident, and put them in shelter homes for their care and protection. The government’s report came in compliance of the order of MACT presiding officer Santosh Snehi Mann.

The order had directed the authorities to take necessary action to rescue and rehabilitate the three children, two boys and a girl, whose living conditions made them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation after their mother, a beggar, died in 2014.

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The court, in its earlier order, had asked the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Delhi State Child Protection Unit, Delhi Legal Services Authority and Child Welfare Committee at Mianwali Nagar to intervene and take necessary action to protect the children.

In pursuance of the Tribunal’s order, the district child protection officer of the Delhi government’s department of women and child development submitted a report stating that on visiting the place where the children were residing, they found that they were in need of immediate care and protection.

“All three children were produced before the Child Welfare Committee-I, Nirmal Chhaya Complex. The two boys have been placed in Don Bosco Ashalayam and the girl has been placed in Snehalaya for a short term. In view of the intervention by the government and the information given to the statutory authorities, no further action is required to be taken by the tribunal,” the presiding officer said, after considering the government action.

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