New Delhi: A case similar to Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home rape has surfaced after 24 girls were rescued from a shelter home in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria.
Deoria Police arrested a couple who managed the shelter home and rescued the girls, after its license was revoked following an inspection by the Central Bureau of Investigation. (CBI)
One of the girls revealed that the girls were taken somewhere at night and they returned in the morning crying.
The incident was brought to light by an inmate of the home, who managed to escape and informed the police.
She told police that they were all treated like servants.
Superintendent of Police Rohan P Kanay said, “When the order to close this institution was made, our people went there and the organisation’s director misbehaved with our team. Today, after a girl escaped from there, we got to know the reality of that place. There have been many big disclosures during the investigation. 24 children have been rescued safely so far,” ANI reported.
The institution’s director Girija Tripathi and her husband have been arrested.
A probe is underway and further details are awaited.
In a similar incident, employees of a shelter home in Muzaffarpur (Bihar) were arrested last month for allegedly sexually harassing the girls here. On receiving information, the police raided the vicinity and rescued 44 girls.