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Kids were not sexually abused, say medical reports

chandigarh Updated: Aug 07, 2012 11:01 IST
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The medical reports of all 11 inmates, including five minor girls, of Karnal’s Apna Ghar shelter home have confirmed that they were not subjected to sexual abuse.

However, the children alleged that they were often beaten up, not severely, by home in-charge Monica Dias.

A board of doctors of the civil hospital had conducted the medical examination of the inmates.SP Shashank Anand told Hindustan Times on Monday evening that the statements of five girls were recorded in front of judge Surinder Singh on Monday.

“We have yet to get the certified copies from the court about the statements of the inmates,” the SP said.

The shelter home first made headlines on July 30 when the district administration shifted all 11 inmates to two other homes equipped with better infrastructure and facilities.

However, certain television channels and newspapers alleged that the inmates were sexually assaulted and that had prompted the administration to shift the children.

However, the administration denied the charge and blamed the media for misrepresenting the facts. “The medical reports clearly state that none of the inmates were subjected to sexual assault. But the children alleged that Monica used to beat them up for not obeying her. Contrary to the media reports, no one alleged that they were sexually abused,” said the SP.

However, they were investigating the matter, Anand said.

He said statements of all inmates were videographed in front of a team comprising police and civil administration and none of them hinted at sexual abuse.