India’s human rights watchdog has ordered two police officers who dumped a disabled beggar into a rubbish tip in 2009 to pay compensation to the man.
India’s National Human Rights Commission says the officers in the western beach resort state of Goa must pay £630 to Shelton Messier, who was dumped at a rubbish disposal site on the outskirts of the state capital, Panaji, on a rainy night in June 2009.
Messier, who is paralysed in one leg, was rescued by a lawyer who happened to be passing and heard his cries.
Later, Messier and the lawyer filed a complaint with the commission against the Goa police.
The NHRC has judicial powers to oversee any human right violation in India. Its order was made public today.