A three-member fact-finding team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which reached the district on Tuesday to collect evidence on the alleged exploitation of the migrant tribal workers in Karnataka, visited Pilakoora Tribal Colony at Kakkavayal in the district on Thursday.
The team, led by P.S. Rao, inspector, NHRC, collected evidence from Janu, widow of Narayanan of the colony who died at a worksite in Karnataka a few months ago. The team also visited the Beerankolly Paniya colony – a tribal youth of the colony had gone missing and another burned to death in Karnataka.
According to data available with the district administration, 14 suspicious deaths of migrant tribesmen had been reported from various worksites in Karnataka since 2008.
Earlier, the team collected evidence from senior officials of various government departments. “Our visit to the district will conclude on Friday. We will be visiting various worksites at Koorg district in Karnataka till Tuesday,” Mr. Rao said.
A comprehensive report on the atrocities against migrant tribal workers would be submitted to the NHRC after the visit, he added.