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Delhi: Children home superintendent filmed sexual assaults on minors

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 June 2016, 16:54 IST

The superintendent of a children's home in Lajpat Nagar has been arrested after girl inmates of the facility levelled charges of molestation against him on 8 June.

R S Meena ran the government-run home which houses children rescued from trafficking, begging and labour rackets. He allegedly filmed the assaults on his mobile phone and took selfies, police said.

"The superintendent of children home in Lajpat Nagar, Ram Sahay Meena was arrested on a complaint received through Delhi government official yesterday evening," said a senior police officer.

The superintendent was sacked after the girls had complained that he had allegedly molested them. The issue had come to the fore after Delhi Women and Child Welfare minister Sandeep Kumar's visit to the home and his subsequent meeting with the girls, on June 3.

After consulting the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), the minister had asked them to lodge a complaint against the superintendent under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

The minister had also ordered termination of two officials including Meena on the complaints of child abuse.

A woman welfare officer, who was also allegedly involved in the superintendent's inexcusable behaviour towards the girls, was also terminated from service.

The minister was apprised during his visit that the agitated children had protested against this alleged misbehaviour after which he had directed the women staff to talk to them.

It was reported to the minister that the superintendent had allegedly taken minor girls to an isolated room and tried to physically abuse them.


First published: 8 June 2016, 17:44 IST