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Mentally challenged woman alleges rape by Gurgaon shelter home employees

A 32-year-old mentally challenged woman has alleged rape by three employees of an old age and shelter home, run by an NGO, at Bandhwari village on Faridabad-Gurgaon road, about 15km from Gurgaon city.

gurgaon Updated: Nov 08, 2016 14:33 IST
Rashpal Singh
The shelter home authorities rejected the allegations. They said that the woman, a native of West Bengal, used to “accuse every one even though she was treated well”.
The shelter home authorities rejected the allegations. They said that the woman, a native of West Bengal, used to “accuse every one even though she was treated well”.(HT Photo)

A 32-year-old mentally challenged woman has alleged rape by three employees of an old age and shelter home, run by an NGO, at Bandhwari village on Faridabad-Gurgaon road, about 15km from Gurgaon city. The woman alleged that the accused, a driver and two assistants, had been raping her for an year, said the police.

The shelter home authorities rejected the allegations. They said that the woman, a native of West Bengal, used to “accuse every one even though she was treated well”.

On the woman’s complaint, an FIR was filed at the Hauz Khas police station in New Delhi on October 13. The case was later referred to DLF Phase-1 police station in Gurgaon where a case was filed on Monday.

The shelter home, Gurukul, operated by The Earth Saviours Foundation is home to about 350 people, including senior citizens, mentally challenged, sick persons, and rape victims from various parts of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Assistant sub-inspector Sunita Devi, investigating officer, said the woman has accused a driver and two assistants at the shelter home of raping her many times over a year.

“After lodging her complaint, the Hauz Khas police admitted her to a mental hospital in Shahdara in Delhi. We will record her statement and initiate action in the matter,” said the officer.

In its statement to Hauz Khas police, Gurukul director Rakhi Sharma said the woman was admitted to the Gurukul on May 24 last year by Saket police station personnel. She was in a bad shape and her mental condition improved at Gurukul after which she wanted to leave the shelter home and go to Kotla Mubarakpur where she worked earlier. On December 22 last year, the shelter home staff took her to Kotla Mubarakpur.

On June 14 this year, personnel of DLF Phase-1 police station again brought her to Gurukul but she was in worse mental condition, said Sharma.

This time she kept on fighting, abusing, attacking, and levelling false allegations against Gurukul staff and fellow inmates, said Sharma.

Ravi Kalra, founder and president of the foundation, said that as per her wish, the complainant was left near Hauz Khas police station on October 13. Kalra said two accused employees were produced before Delhi Police and the foundation is cooperating with Gurgaon police to investigate into the matter.