Delhi house of horror: Teens stripped, beaten, tortured, drugged; no arrests yet
In a press statement, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has ordered transfer of six officials but only two contractual employees have been transferred yet.delhi Updated: May 02, 2017 11:40 IST
The Delhi government has ordered the transfer of six officials at a state-run shelter home after 10 teenage inhabitants levelled allegations of torture and abuse against them.
In a press statement, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has ordered the transfer of six officials but only two contractual employees have been transferred yet.
Delhi Police said they have registered an FIR and are probing the allegations. “We conducted medical examination of the teenage girls and are questioning the alleged persons. No arrests have been made till now,” said a senior officer.
Sisodia also ordered disciplinary proceedings against the superintendent and other officials of the shelter home.
HT had on Monday reported about the alleged human rights violations and the police probe into it.
The teenage girls, in their complaint, had alleged that they were regularly beaten up. They also accused officials of stripping them when entering or exiting the home.
The DCW chief, in a press statement on Monday, said several girls alleged they were given injections, which were making them drowsy and resulting in body pain and irregular menstrual cycles.
“One girl alleged that she was given a medicine due to which her period lasted for 15 days. Whenever they start menstruating, they were asked to approach the staff who first would ask them to remove their undergarments to check if they were actually menstruating, and only then the sanitary napkins were provided,” Maliwal’s statement said.
Reports of girls attempting suicide inside house
According to Maliwal, the girls, in their complaints, alleged that two girls attempted suicide on March 21 by drinking phenyl.
“The girls were allegedly not taken to the hospital but were ‘beaten and brutally slapped’ by a house mother. The commission was also informed that another girl had attempted suicide by swallowing pieces of glass. These girls are no longer present in the home. Please provide complete case files of the three girls,” said Maliwal’s report to director, Women and Child Development Department of Delhi government.
Maliwal also wrote to the director that the girls were allegedly forced to cook because there is only one cook for 140 girls.
“It is shocking that despite the FIR, and deputy chief minister ordering immediate transfers, the concerned officers are still present at the shelter home. The DCW urges Delhi Police to conduct speedy investigation in the matter. These girls are victims of trafficking, abandonment, incest and other horrific crimes. They are the most vulnerable and it is the duty of the state to protect them,” said Maliwal.