Tirupati: State Child Rights Commission seeks report on the death of Lakshitha (6) in Tirumala leopard attack
Mr. Kesali Apparao, chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, has asked the TTD, Forest, Police and Revenue officials to conduct a thorough investigation and submit a full report on the incident that led to the death of a six-year-old girl Lakshitha from Nellore district who was attacked by wild animals while walking on the Tirumala Hill on Friday night. Orders have been issued to this effect.
On this occasion, Mr. Apparao said that the Children’s Commission had contacted them regarding the incident in which a 6-year-old girl was killed by a cheetah and the 4-year-old Kaushik of Kurnool district was seriously injured on June 22. .
In particular, the Commission has given orders that as part of the process of reaching the Tirumala Devasthanam on foot, children and their family members should be immediately set up under the shadow of full-scale surveillance with CCTV cameras, iron fences equipped with iron pillars, electric lights and security personnel.
The officials of the four departments have been issued instructions on what steps have been taken after the incident on Kaushik, to collect full details regarding the wildlife and to submit a full report on the incident to the State Child Rights Protection Commission within a week. On this occasion, the Chairman expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the girl.