A woman facing a probe on charges of sexual abuse at her shelter home in Rohtak town is also being suspected of having sold two boys into illegal adoption for Rs 91,000.
Police said Jaswanti Narwal, owner of the shelter home in Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s hometown, gave a boy to a family in Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) two years ago for R60,000. A year later, another boy was given to a family in Delhi for Rs 31,000.
Rohtak superintendent of police Vivek Sharma on Sunday said Narwal violated adoption norms and took the “donations” illegally. Police teams have been sent to rescue the boys.
On Wednesday, during a raid by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on her shelter home, Narwal claimed one of the boys had died due to illness.
Inmates accused Narwal of torture and sexual abuse before the NCPCR team. Police are investigating the inmates’ complaint that Narwal would invite people to the shelter home to sexually exploit girls.
Narwal, who was produced in court and remanded in police custody till May 18, said she had evidence to prove her innocence.
Narwal, honoured by the state for welfare services, came under the scanner after three girls ran away from her shelter home on May 7 and contacted Child Line after reaching Delhi.
State social justice and empowerment minister Geeta Bhukkal said the government would take back all awards given to Narwal if she was found guilty.