Goa asked to pay Rs.50,000 compensation to beggarBy IANS
Saturday, January 15, 2011
PANAJI - The National Human Right’s Commission (NHRC) has asked the Goa government to pay Rs.50,000 to a beggar who was literally dumped by police in a garbage dump and left to die.
The commission said the money should be recovered from the guilty policemen’s salaries.
The NHRC in its order dated Jan 10 also recommended the state government to take “active steps to rehabilitate him and submit proof of payment and a rehabilitation report to the commission”.
The shocking incident occurred June 2, 2009. Police had given a clean chit to the personnel of the police control room (PCR) van, who had left the disabled 47-year-old beggar Shelton Messier to die in the smelly dump at Campal here.
The state government was also asked to file a full compliance report and submit it to the NHRC by Feb 19.
On a businessman’s complaint, who had claimed that the ill beggar was creating a nuisance outside his business premises, head constable P. Mhamah and police driver R.R. Tamse had picked up the beggar and thrown him in a garbage dump on a rainy night and left him to die.