Bhopal shelter home girls to undergo med check-up, to be sent to school

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jan 22, 2015 20:39 IST

The administration on Thursday decided to conduct the medical examination of two of the three girls who were singed at a Bhopal shelter home on Tuesday for bedwetting to assess whether the torture they were meted out caused any health complications to them, officials said.

The medical examination of one girl has already been conducted and on the basis of the report the police lodged an FIR against the caretaker of the shelter home Kalavati, they said.

They further said besides those three girls, medical examination of 17 other inmates of the home, would also be conducted and they would be sent to school.

In the aftermath of the singing incident, the district administration closed the shelter home and shifted all the inmates to another home run by the government on Wednesday.

Talking to HT, district empowerment officer Anurag Joshi said all the inmates were shifted to a government-run shelter home.

Medical examination of all the girls, including those, who were tortured, would be conducted, he added.

Read:MP shelter home horror: Caretaker ‘burnt’ girl’s private parts

"Besides conducting medical examination, we will also talk to the girls to know other things. The department would also admit them to a school to educate them," he added.

A three-member committee comprising the officers of the women and child development department, child welfare committee and Childline has already been set up to inquire whether the staff members of the home were involved in the torture or they behaved carelessly.

So, all the staff members of the shelter home would be questioned, sources said.

A member of the committee requesting anonymity, said, "When all the inmates are aware of the happening of brutal act, then how could we believe that shelter home's staff members don't know anything about it. The staff members would also be questioned as they didn't raise any objection to it."

The police have also added section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act to the FIR filed against the caretaker of the home after the committee's application.

MP police (crime against women) additional director general (ADG) Aruna Mohan Rao also sent a letter to Bajariya police to add the section.

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