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Minors’ rape at Gurgaon NGO: Rapist is HIV positive

india Updated: Jan 18, 2012 23:50 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times
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A day after HT reported the case of sexual abuse of two HIV-infected minor girls by a 42-year-old NGO caretaker in a childcare centre, more shocking details have come to light. According to the police, the rapist himself is HIV positive.

Although the management of the NGO, Drone Foundation, which was running the shelter for HIV positive children, has been in the denial mode about the caretaker’s involvement, it readily admitted that the girls were raped by three teen inmates two years ago.

However, the city police are not buying the NGO’s argument and have booked Ankur Gupta, the caretaker and board member of the Drone Foundation, on charges of rape, and his mother Sunita Gupta for conspiracy. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday night raided the NGO-run shelter and rescued 14 children.

According to Sunita Gupta, president of the NGO, the three teenagers were rusticated after the incident. No arrests were made till Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, eight minor girls and one boy were shifted to a facility run by Delhi-based NGO — Naz Foundation.

According to NCPCR officials, the raid was conducted after they received a complaint from one Bobby Sharma who was associated with the same NGO. She alleged that Ankur Gupta had been sexually abusing the two girls.

The police said they had filed the cases on the basis of victims’ complaints.

"The children will be presented in court on Thursday. Our counsellors have been talking to the kids and all of them have shared their ordeal. They are adjusting with other children. Their version seems to corroborate what NCPCR has found," said Anjali Gopalan, executive director, Naz Foundation.