Juvenile Hangs Himself At Observation Home, Govt Orders Probe

18/02/2016 9:46 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- A juvenile at an observation home for boys here as allegedly committed suicide following which Delhi government has ordered a departmental inquiry into the incident.

Yesterday, a juvenile hanging himself from a ceiling fan in the dormitory of the facility in the evening.

The Superintendent, Welfare Officer, and a nurse took him to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The departmental inquiry will be conducted by the Director, Women and Child Development Department to ascertain whether there was any foul play in the case and will also fix responsibility in the entire matter, said a statement issued by Delhi government.

Separately, a report about the incident has been submitted to the District Magistrate (North) for initiating further action.

Also, the Principal Magistrate of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Board is conducting a separate probe into the sequence and circumstances of how such an incident took place.

The juvenile was admitted to protective custody (judicial custody) at the observation home by the order of the Principal Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board-II.

"A Principal Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board has already visited the Observation Home at and conducted a preliminary inquiry by taking the statements of a few juveniles in conflict with law and the matter was subsequently reported to the Registrar General of the High Court of Delhi.

If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or attempts, call any of these helplines: Aasra 91-22-27546669, Sneha 04424640050, Jeevan 0091 6576453841, Pratheeksha 0484 2448830.

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