Rohtak shelter home abuse: Officials trying to cover up?
Even 10 days after skeletons of sexual abuse of Rohtak shelter home inmates tumbled out in the open, the officials of the district administration seem to be trying to cover up the horrifying details due to pressure from certain quarters.chandigarh Updated: May 18, 2012 22:34 IST
Even 10 days after skeletons of sexual abuse of inmates of shelter home in Rohtak tumbled out in the open, the officials of the district administration seem to be trying to cover up the horrifying details due to pressure from certain quarters.
Already facing flak from National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), none of the officials has come out to speak to media on the sexual abuse of inmates at the shelter home, run by prime accused Jaswanti. Even PGIMS officials have not been so far asked to conduct medical examination of the victim girls.
Further, the casual approach of the official machinery could be gauged from the contradictory statements of local hospital authorities, PGIMS authorities and police officials.
After the surprise raid by NCPCR on May 10, local health department had sent four girls to PGIMS for examination after a request by the civil surgeon so as to confirm sexual abuse charges. On the other hand, police said that five girls had been referred to the PGIMS for tests and a letter was also written to the hospital to conduct the tests immediately.
When contacted, civil surgeon Dr Vinay Kumar Govilla maintained that four girls were sent for examination at civil hospital, expressing ignorance about the fifth girl. He suggested that police be contacted in this regard.
PGIMS medical superintendent Dr Ashok Chauhan said that the PGIMS had received a request from police for medical examination of only one girl, who had been examined and a report sent to police.
Dr Chauhan said that the PGIMS had not received any request for examination of four or five girls.
DSP Dharna Yadav claimed that the PGIMS had not conducted tests on five girls even after a letter was written to its authorities. She blamed the PGIMS for the delay and said that their test reports were important for police investigations.
Deputy commissioner Vikas Gupta failed to respond to calls made to him by this reporter.
On the other hand, main accused Jaswanti and her cousin Satish were sent to police custody till May 24. Other five accused, namely Jaswant Narwal, Simmi, Jai Bhagwan, Veena and Sheela were sent to 14-day judicial custody.