Published: 11th December 2018
This seven-year-old from Ambur lodged a complaint against her father for not constructing a toilet in their house
E Hanifa Zaara lodged a complaint at the All Women Police Station in Ambur on Monday against her father Ihssanullah
When the seven-year-old E Hanifa Zaara walked into the All Women Police Station, Ambur on Monday, it was indeed a surprise for the officials. And her complaint was in fact, something that they hadn't heard of ever before. Wonder what? Zaara's father, who had previously promised to build a toilet in their house had failed to do so.
Accompanied by her mother, Zaara lodged a complaint with sub-inspector Valarmathi seeking to arrest her father Ihssanullah or get a written assurance from him on the matter. The second-grader said that her father had promised her to construct a toilet if she obtains the first rank in the class, which she has been doing since LKG. However, he failed to keep his promise, prompting the girl to knock the doors of the police station.
"I did not tell my class teacher about this because I was ashamed to do so. But I preferred to approach the police as that would be able to take steps," Zaara said. She added, "My mother tried to stop me but I insisted on taking me to the police station."
She said a police officer had assured her of getting a toilet constructed through government funding. "The officer said government (authorities) will get us a toilet constructed in our house," she said. Hours after Zaara made the complaint, an official from the Ambur municipality visited her house and promised to take immediate action for construction of the toilet.