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Hostel officials in Hyderabad charged for forcing minor girls to clean drainage

Both women were released on bail after they were produced in the court on Sunday.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2017 20:56 IST
Both women were released on bail after they were produced in the court on Sunday.
Both women were released on bail after they were produced in the court on Sunday.(AP photo fore representation )

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.