Official seal of Chhattisgarh

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Published: Thursday, Dec 27, 2012,
Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTIThe National Human Rights Commission on Thursday sought a reply from Chhattisgarh government on reports of alleged firing by para-military personnel on a Maoist camp in which a teenager was killed about a fortnight ago.The commission, taking suo motu cognizance of reports of the death of the teenager and arrest of nine others, issued notices to Chhattisgarh’s chief secretary and director general of police and sought a reply in four weeks, a statement from the rights’ body said.

According to reports, on December 12 about 240 CRPF men raided a day-long camp being held by Maoists near villages Sitram and Bala in Paralkot reserve forest area which 20 tribal children were attending.

The CRPF personnel rounded up the villages and allegedly fired at the children, in which a teenager Chainu Mandawi, was killed while nine others were arrested.

A few armed Maoist cadre, who were present in the camp, managed to escape. Police had rounded up the children and sent them to a remand home, the NHRC said.