9 girls go missing from shelter home in Dilshad Garden – ( shocking that this is happening in the city of Delhi not some small town in Bihar )

Posted on Dec 4 2018 - 6:04pm by admin

he Delhi government on Monday suspended two senior officials after eight women and a differently-abled minor girl were reported missing from a government-run shelter in northeast Delhi since Saturday night. The inmates were allegedly treated improperly at the shelter.

Earlier, the child welfare committee (CWC) had filed a complaint with the ministry of women and child development (WCD) alleging that the shelter’s superintendent had assaulted the minor. No action, however, was taken in the matter
women, child go missing from govt shelter in NE Delhi

Inmates were assaulted, says DCW; 2 officials suspended
From page 01 NEWDELHI: The Delhi government on Monday suspended two senior officials after eight women and a differently-abled minor girl were reported missing from a government-run shelter in northeast Delhi since Saturday night.

The inmates were allegedly treated improperly at the shelter. Earlier, the child welfare committee (CWC) had filed complaint with the department of women and child development (WCD) alleging that the shelter’s superintendent had assaulted the minor. No action, however, was taken in the matter.

According to police, except for the minor, all other missing inmates were aged between 18-20 years. “We got a call regarding the incident around 8.30 am on Sunday. The lock of the terrace door was found broken,” said a senior police officer.

Shahdara DCP Meghna Yadav said that a case has been registered in the matter and an investigation is ongoing.

Most of those who are missing are either survivors of trafficking or sexual abuse. They were housed in the northeast Delhi shelter since May, on the orders of a court.

The government suspended the WCD district officer (northeast) and the shelter’s superintendent.

Ordering the suspension, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the WCD had failed in its duty to the women and the minor who were placed under protection of the state. In a letter to chief secretary Vijay Dev , he said that matter was “extremely serious” and raised “serious doubt” on the intention of the officers.

Despite repeated phone calls

and text messages to the shelter home superintendent and director of the WCD, they were not available for a response.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), meanwhile, said that they had received at least two complaints from CWC about irregularities in the functioning of the home and improper conduct by the superintendent.

“The minor girl with special needs was subjected to severe abuse and corporal punishment by the superintendent of the home. The CWC had given a complaint against the superintendent

of allegedly beating up the girl. Also, the Commission had received another complaint saying that the superintendent had also beaten up several other girls,” read a DCW statement, adding that the child welfare committee also wrote to the WCD regarding the matter but no action was taken.

Swati Maliwal, DCW chairperson, said, “We hope the case is transferred to the Crime Branch for a high-level investigation in the matter, as there are chances that the girls again fall prey to the menace of trafficking.”

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