The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a report in The Hindu on December 23 regarding the killing of a teenager during a raid at a Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a report in The Hindu on December 23 regarding the killing of a teenager during a raid at a Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh.

The NHRC issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the DGP, seeking reports onthe incident, within four weeks.

On December 12, the police fired at tribal children and killed a teenager, Chainu Mandawi, and arrested nine others.

A few armed Maoists present at the camp escaped and the police rounded up the children and sent them to a remand home.

The Commission observed that the contents of the press report, if true, raised the serious issue of violation of human rights of the children.

Reportedly, around 240 policemen raided the camp, which was close to the Sitram and Bala villages of Paralkot Reserve Forest area.