Fire mishap at hotelier’s house: CWC files case over death of minor maid

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Bhubaneswar: In a twist to the fire tragedy in Pal Heights hotel owner Satpal Singh’s house, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) today registered a case and asked Childline to probe the death of domestic help Tanu Das as she was a minor.

The CWC sought to know whether the minor girl was working on wage and how many days she was engaged in the work there. The child rights body also wanted to know whether she was away from the home.

A notice will be issued to Satpal Singh in this regard, CWC sources said.

It will take all measures for assistance from government to the family of the minor domestic maid.

“The Childline will investigate the case. The statement of her mother will be recorded first and then will chalk out the action plan for investigation. All measures will be taken to compensate the family,” CWC member Benudhar Senapati said.

Engaging a mionor as domestic help is an offence under Juvenile Justice Act 2015.

On the other hand family of Tanu broke down after losing their daughter. “She used to add to my family income which eases the burden. However, losing my loving daughter was our biggest loss,” father of Tanu said.

A massive fire broke out at Singh’s home here on Thursday, killing four of his family members and Tanu. The hotelier, Satpal Singh, managed to survive the blaze but was injured.

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