GUWAHATI, April 6 - The Universal Team for Social Action and Help (UTSAH) has drawn the attention of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) towards the mysterious death of a 15-year-old girl of Assam in Bengaluru on April 4.
Miquel Queah, chairperson of UTSAH, in his letter to ASCPCR chairperson Runumi Gogoi, demanded an inquiry into the matter, possibly in collaboration with the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights so that justice is done to the deceased child and her family.
The letter quoted media reports wherein it was stated that the girl had gone to work for a family through Milap Enterprises, a Delhi-based agency, but she was allegedly denied monthly wages. The reports also suggest that the deceased girl was harassed by her employer.
UTSAH was informed about the incident by Impulse NGO Network which is now following the case. UTSAH has also expressed its apprehension that the incident could be a case of child trafficking, forced labour and exploitation.