New Delhi: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Wednesday reacted sharply to the death of Baby Afreen, the three-month-old baby, who was allegedly beaten and abused by her father, calling it a murder.
"This is very tragic and sad. The case should be brought to a logical ending. The mother will have to be given full cooperation and protection," NCPCR Chairperson Shanta Sinha said.
"There is a need for strong law aganist such people. This should be a human rights issue. This is murder, Legal assistance should be given to the mother to take up the case forward," she added.
Afreen, who was allegedly beaten and abused by her father, died of cardiac arrest in Bangalore on Wednesday. Afreen, who was admitted to Bangalore's Vani Vilas hospital on Sunday, suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Wednesday at 10:40 AM and died at 11:10 AM after all efforts to revive her by the doctors failed.
Nina Nayak, chairperson, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, also said it should be treated as a murder case.