The police have registered a case against two women officials of a hostel for HIV-positive patients in Uppal area in Hyderabad for allegedly forcing five minor girls - inmates of the institution - to clean a drainage.
Achyuta Rao, a child rights activist, had submitted a video to the police, showing some girls cleaning drainage at the hostel run by `Ambassadors of Goodwill for AIDS Patients Everywhere’ (AGAPE), an NGO.
The police on Saturday arrested the hostel warden V Prajavathi and supervisor G Elavarasan. Both women were released on bail after they were produced in the court on Sunday, said inspector Narasimha Reddy.
A case under section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act (subjecting children to cruelty) has been registered against them.
A senior police official, however, said inmates of the hostel themselves hadn’t made any complaint against the two women, and in fact vouched for the facilities provided to them.