Mathura, June 25 (IBNS) Caretaker of a government juvenile home in Mathura was arrested on Sunday, following the complaints made by the inmates to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) team.
An NCPCR team, which inspected 'Shishu Sadan' on Saturday, was informed by the inmates about their alleged abuse by caretaker Om Prakash.
On the instructions of District Magistrate, District Probation Officer O P Yadav lodged an FIR against the caretaker.
Om Prakash was arrested and remanded in jail custody.
Due to the alleged ill-treatment by the caretaker, an inmate had died in the juvenile home about two months back, he said.
"There is an urgent need to understand the psychology of the children behind the incident, instead of calling them unruly and undisciplined," said NCPCR member Dr. Yogesh Dube.
NCPCR visited Mathura in Uttar Pradesh to investigate into atrocities faced by children in homes housing children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection.
The five member team, led by Dube, also met the District Magistrate and other senior officers of Home, Labour, WCD and Health Departments in the district.
The delegation probed into the death of 13-year-old and other complaints of child rights violation and Right to Education (RTE) received from the District by the Commission.
It will also meet representatives of various NGOs working in the field of child rights and education.
The Commission had visited Mathura to inspect the Homes on June 7, 2011 last and noted various irregularities and is yet to receive an Action Taken Report (ATR) in this regard.
It may be noted that the Commission, since its inception in March 2007, has been receiving a large number of cases from U.P.