In a move to ensure the safety of children in day care centres, the Kerala Police has directed creches to install Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, which will be live streamed to their parents among others.

Range IG Manoj Abraham has directed all police stations under his range to ensure that IP cameras are installed in all day care centres. With this order, the cameras would be installed in day care centres in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta, police sources said.

The move comes days after Asianet News reported about the way kids at a day care in Kochi were brutalised by the woman who ran the centre. The woman was arrested after the visuals went viral and caused an outrage.

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The disturbing video shows Mini, the owner of Kaliveedu day care centre in Palarivattom, repeatedly beating and intimidating an 18-month-old child. It has been alleged that several other children at the centre have also been subjected to similar kinds of physical harassment often. 

Manoj said that a directive in this regard has been given to all districts which are under his control, and it will soon be implemented in other districts as well.

"But in the coming days, the police will direct it to the entire state. The whole idea has come after video clips started appearing in the social media about the way young kids in day care centres are being treated. We felt that if this method is adopted, parents and law enforcing authorities can view on mobiles what's happening in these centres," IANS quoted the top cop as saying.

The IG said that even though no deadline has been given to these centres, they have been asked to set up the cameras with live streaming facility at the earliest.

(with agency inputs)