New security norms for marriage halls in Nainital


After the heinous crime people have put a check on security issues and have released new norms for the marriage and banquet halls. This comes a little more than two weeks after a seven-year-old girl went missing from a post-wedding function at a marriage hall on Nov 20.

The child’s body was found on Nov 25 near the Gaula riverbed. Postmortem report by a panel of three doctors revealed that she was raped multiple times, brutalized and beaten up before being murdered. Of the three accused, the main perpetrator had no identity proof.

Nainital district magistrate Deepak Rawat has ordered the police to compile a list of all such venues for implementation of better vigilance measures. "Soon, all the facilities will be given guidelines on providing security while functions are on," DM Rawat said.

Sources said, as per guidelines, the halls will have to be equipped with CCTV cameras. Identity verifications will have to be carried out for all service providers like caterers, labourers, florists, etc. A list of personnel working at the facility will have to be submitted at the nearest police station to ensure maintenance of records.

"These measures will be implemented very soon to prevent such untoward incidents in future," said Abudai Santhil, SSP, Nainital.

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