Child Commission orders probe into alleged harassment

Saturday, 24 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Taking cognisance of a complaint letter of a woman alleging that her daughter’s in-laws are keeping her daughter’s child away from the mother and treating her badly, the SCPCR directed Dehradun senior superintendent of police to take action in this matter. According to the chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR), Usha Negi, a woman recently submitted a complaint in the commission stating that her daughter has two daughters aged two and a half years and one and a half years respectively.

Since the daughter has given birth to two girls, as per the complainant, the in-laws of her daughter consistently harass her and pressurise her to bring more dowry. The complainant also stated in the letter that the in-laws also make the older child drink cold drinks mixed with alcohol besides making her chew tobacco. According to the complainant, her daughter is living with her at her house since January along with her younger child after her in-laws compelled her to leave her husband’s house when she tried to protect her child. The in-laws neither let the mother into the house nor do they allow her to meet her child, as per the complainant. On the basis of this complaint, Negi has directed the SSP of Dehradun to investigate the matter and submit the report within 15 days to the commission.

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