Minorities panel takes up boy's brutal killing in Hyderabad
news Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | October 9, 2014 | 10:22 pm IST Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Minorities Commission on Thursday registered a case in connection with a 11-year-old boy being burnt to death by army men here. Taking suo moto cognizance of the killing of the boy in army garrison in Mehdipatnam, the commission Thursday registered a case and sought a detailed report from police on the incident and the action taken. It also sought a report from Hyderabad district collector. The matter will next be heard on Oct 20, said a statement by commission chairman Abid Rasool Khan. Sheikh Mustafuddin was Wednesday found in a critical condition near the garrison gate. The boy, a resident of Siddiq Nagar adjacent the military area, told a magistrate in his dying declaration that army men poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze. He succumbed to his injuries in a hospital Thursday morning. The army authorities have denied involvement of any army man in the incident and said they will cooperate fully with police in the investigations. The commission has urged the governor and the chief minister of Telangana to sanction Rs.20 lakhs as an ex-gratia to the family of the deceased boy and allot a house so that the family can shift away from the present colony. It has also recommended a highest level inquiry by appointing special team to nab the culprits and setting up of fast track court for trying the accused. With IANS
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