TAMIL NADU

SHRC calls for report on worker losing her hand

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday called for a report from the Commissioner of Municipal Administration over an incident in Thanjavur district in which a worker, who lost her hand while on duty, has not received any government support since she was a contract worker.

SHRC acting chairperson D. Jayachandran took suo motu cognisance of a media report and called for a report within four weeks.

According to the media report, 44-year old Revathi of Pattukkottai in Thanjavur district was working as a contract worker with the local administration and lost her hand while at work on June 18.

Though she had an identity card which said she was involved in COVID-19 related work, she did not get any compensation since she was a contract worker, the report quoted her daughter Divya as saying.

Divya’s father, a welder, is stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 lockdown and her sister’s wedding could not happen as planned.

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