Kandhamal killings: OSCPCR team to visit Gumudumaha

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Phulbani: A two-member team of the Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) today arrived in Kandhamal district to probe into the death of a child, who was killed during an anti-Maoist operation in Malapanga forest near Gumudumaha village in the night of July 8.

The two-member team comprising OSCPCR commissioner Rajalaxmi Das and member of the Commission Sandhyarani Pradhan arrived at Baliguda and had a meeting with the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) and Child Welfare Committee (CWC) chairperson.

“We want to know the condition of the mother whose child Dihaja Digal was killed and the children whose mothers were killed in the anti-Maoist operation. After collecting detailed information, we will make recommendations to the state government to take necessary steps for their proper rehabilitation,” Das told media persons before leaving for Gumudumaha village.

Pradhan said the Commission would look into the financial condition of the family members of the deceased and the health condition of the children of the village.

She said the Commission, after its return to Bhubaneswar, will submit a detailed report to the state government.

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