The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to pay Rs 3 lakh to the family members of deceased Laxman Rout, for its failure in replying over the death of his child, Avinash by dengue on September 8, 2015.
The NHRC directed the Delhi Government to submit proof of the payment within four weeks. The commission passed the order taking cognizance of a petition and rejoinder filed by Supreme Court lawyer and rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy.
Tripathy alleged that the old parents of the couple and other family members of the deceased have been leading their lives in a precarious condition in a village in Kendrapada district of Odisha.
Avinash died of dengue on September 8, 2015 at a Delhi hospital. The end came after a traumatic 24 hours when his parents failed to get a bed for him in two of the Delhi’s top hospitals before rushing him to Batra Hospital.
Hours later, unable to bear the shock of his death, his parents, Laxman and Babita, jumped to death from their house in Lado Sarai in Delhi, Tripathy alleged.