Innocent minor – mercilessly beaten by BSF in open street – IMPUNITY
25 August 2015
National Human Right Commission
Manav Adhikar Bhawan
Block-C, GPO Complex, INA
Here I am referring one incident of heinous assault by the perpetrator Border Security Force (BSF) jawan upon the victim boy namely Master Samiruddin Seikh without any valid reason. The victim resides at village– Sukarurkuthi, Police Station – Dinhata, District – Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
On 25.3.2015 at about 9 am the victim boy who is only 15 years old went to Bhatiyar More (crossing) under the jurisdiction of Dinhata Police Station to play with his friends but he came under the severe assault in the hands of the perpetrator BSF jawan for the reason that he could not hear the call of the BSF jawan. The victim boy was brutally assaulted by the BSF jawan. The victim boy was under treatment in hospital for three days. Still his physical condition is not well but the family is unable to bear further medical cost for him due to financial crisis. The Superintendent of Police, Cooch Behar did not make any response to the written complaint against the perpetrator BSF jawan submitted by the victim’s family.
In this case the perpetrator BSF personnel engaged into perpetrating torture and custodial violence upon an innocent minor boy. The act of the BSF personal was not only savage and brute but also against the national and international legal provisions. The torturous act was in contravention of Article 19 and 37 of UN Convention on Rights of the Children; where the convention has stated that the right of every child to be protected from being hurt or badly treated and not to be punished in a cruel or hurtful way and India has ratified the convention way back. Besides that, Articles 2, 5, 6, and 8 of the UN Code of Conduct by the Law Enforcement Officials has been blatantly violated by the perpetrator BSF jawan.
Hence I seek your urgent action in this case with the following demands:-
· An impartial enquiry by one neutral investigation agency must be directed in this case
· The accused BSF jawanmust be immediately be apprehended and must be prosecuted in open court of law.
· The accused BSF jawan must be punished in accordance with law.
· The victim must be provided with adequate compensation, protection and immediate relief for his medical treatment.