Minor children shifted to another shelter home after sexual assault complaints
Minor children of a state registered shelter home, run by an NGO at East Singhbhum district, were shifted to another place late Friday evening by the administration,while the probe is on into the allegations of sexual assault and torture of underage girls there, an official said.
The probe comes in the wake of a first information report lodged on complaints by two minor tribal girls from the shelter home alleging that they were being sexually assaulted and tortured for nearly four years at Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT).
The DSWO had Thursday said 40 children in the government registered MTWT, including 24 girls and 16 boys, all of whom are below 18 years barring a girl and a boy each of 20 years, will be shifted to Bal Kalyan home.
He said the medical examination report of the girls is also awaited.
An FIR was lodged under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code against the Director of MTWT, Harpal Singh Thapar, his wife Pushpa Rani Tirkey, Warden Gita Singh, her son Aditya Singh and one more person on June 6.
The case was registered against them on the complaint of two minors that they were being sexually assaulted and psychologically tortured for a long time.
Both the minor girls, aged about 17 years, have levelled serious allegations of abuse and investigations are on as to how many children were abused, the SSP had said Thursday.
Both the girls were traced by lady police officers from the Telco station but were not willing to return to the Shelter home and related harrowing tales of torture and abuse which was brought to the attention of senior police officials, he had said.
Deputy Commissioner, East Singhbhum had said that an 11- member inquiry team is probing the matter.
A Delhi Court had last year convicted 19 persons, including main accused Brajesh Thakur, in connection with sexual and physical assault of girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
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