NHRC intervention in a case of death of two labourers in a stone mine results in the mine owner paying Rs. 10 lakh each as compensation to their NoK

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New Delhi,: The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has resulted in the payment of Rs. 10 lakh each as compensation by the mine owner to the next of kin of the two labourers who died in a stone mine accident in Koderma, Jharkhand. The incident had happened in 2019, in which one of the co-owners of the mine had also died.

The Commission had registered a case on basis of a complaint on 16th September, 2020 alleging that rescue operation was taken up only after five hours of the incident to look out for the trapped labourers and the others, who were trapped.

In response to the notices of the Commission, the Dy. Commissioner, Koderna informed that a case under various sections of the IPC had been registered on 10th November, 2019 against the mine owner for his negligence. After investigations, a Charge sheet was filed in the court in 30th July, 2020.

Even as the court proceedings in the matter are pending, the mine owner on 26th October, 2021, paid Rs. 10,00,000 each to the NoK of the two deceased labourers since the Commission sent the first notice on 13th November, 2020 to the District Magistrate, Koderma calling for reports into the matter.

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