The 58-year-old general secretary of Suparna ka Angan, an orphanage in Sector 52 where cases of child abuse were reported, moved her bail application in the session court on Wednesday.
Suparna Sethi, a co-accused in the minors' rape case, was arrested on May 5 and her first bail application was dismissed by the additional civil judge on May 7. Five girls aged 7-12 alleged that they had been raped by the 18-year-old caretaker at the orphanage, Rachit alias Raju.
The inmates said that Sethi didn't take any action despite repeated complaints by the children. The matter came to light after a school teacher found references to the trauma scribbled in one of the victims' notebook. The teacher immediately approached the police and registered a complaint.
The orphanage, run by an NGO, was established in 2008 in Sector 52 (Wazirabad Village). In January 2010, it was registered on a Delhi address.
At present, the orphanage has about 65-70 children who are offered shelter and informal education there. The NGO prepares these children for getting admissions to the nearby government-run schools. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had asked the district administration to take steps to curb child abuse at such homes.