Just within a month after the Muzaffarpur case, another case of minor girl’s illegal assault came into the limelight when 24 girls were rescued form Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria yesterday. The case was directly told to police by a 10-year old girl who escaped from the shelter home and reached a police station.
The girl revealed some shocking things to the police. She told that they were treated like servants in the shelter home and it is a daily routine to send the girls above 15 years with several cars that drop them on the next day and the girls came crying.
According to girl, there were 42 girls among which 18 are said to be missing. Police is investigating for all those 18 lost girls.
When asked to state Women and Child Welfare Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi about the case, she told that notice was already given last year to the shelter home to shut down as it was running illegally and a FIR had been lodged to stop all the illegal acts.
police have arrested the shelter home’s owner, Girija Tripathi with her husband who are the primary culprit in the case and the probe is underway as further details are awaited.
According to ADG (law & order) the case will be “investigated and the concerned district admm is already taking action in this regard. Women and child development ministry is also looking into the matter. The children will be sent for medical examination. Truth will be brought out”.
The Deoria shelter home case reminds of the same incident that took place last month in Muzaffarpur where as many as 44 girls were reported being repeatedly being sexually assaulted after Tata Institute of Social Sciences was in audit of shelter homes across Bihar. The reports said the condition of the girls were not good.