As the country is still struggling to get out of the heinous rapes cases in Bihar's Muzaffarpur shelter home, another brutal case came out in a row. At least 24 girls were reportedly rescued from a shelter home in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria on Sunday. The managers who used to run the shelter home were also arrested, days after the report of alleged sexual exploitation of minors were reported by the police. The license of the shelter home has been reportedly cancelled.
Soon after the police got a report of the assault on minors in the shelter home, the raided it on Sunday and found 18 out of 42 were reported missing. The woman, along with her husband, who owns and runs the shelter home in Deoria was arrested and the remaining inmates were freed.
The incident came to light after a 10-year-old girl managed to escape the shelter home and narrated the police of horror behind the walls of the shelter home. As per police officials, the girl who is from the Betiya district of Bihar ran away from the shelter home in the evening and came to the Women Police Station where she revealed the horrors of the protection house.
According to the ordeal of the minor, several people in black and white cars would come and the girls from madam after 4'o clock in the evening. They used to return back crying and it uses to be late in the night or early morning.
Speaking on the issue, Superintendent of Police, Rohan P Kanai said, “The names of 42 girls are registered in the list of NGO named Vindhavashini Women and Girl Child Protection House but only 24 girls were found on the spot in the raid. The remaining 18 girls are being traced. There was a complaint about this shelter home for women for a long time.
“The manager of the shelter home Girija Tripathi and her husband Mohan were arrested after they could not give satisfactory answers about the whereabouts of the missing girls. A case has been registered under various sections related to human trafficking, flesh trade and child labour.”