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Ex-inmates reveal ‘tales of horror’ at Arya Orphanage

Months after harassment and physical assault at Arya Orphanage became news, children who had been ousted from the facility for reportedly being privy to the goings-on there claim that everyone from the wardens to those in the senior management were hand in glove.

delhi Updated: Jun 08, 2012, 01:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Months after harassment and physical assault at Arya Orphanage became news, children who had been ousted from the facility for reportedly being privy to the goings-on there claim that everyone from the wardens to those in the senior management were hand in glove.

"I was thrown out of the orphanage and was not allowed to complete my Class 10 exams. The wardens would harass us, forcing me to run away not once but several times. Because of this, they threw me out," said Devvrat, who lived in the orphanage. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/6/08_06_12-metro5.jpg

“I have applied to the School of Open learning but I don’t know whether I'll get in,” Devvrat added.

Others claimed that the atrocities were harsher than what had been reported.

“In the winters, we were made to sleep on the floor because the orphanage stripped off the bedding. If we did not wake up on time, the wardens hit us with leather belts. We were also made to clean utensils and do other chores," said Himanshu, who left the orphanage in April.

Arya Orphanage authorities, however, denied these, saying that the allegations were being made as an afterthought since some of these inmates had been expelled on grounds of misconduct and other disciplinary issues.

“One of the inmates who has alleged that he was not allowed to take his exam is today being sponsored by us to complete his graduation from Delhi University. They are now casting aspersions on us,” said a spokesperson.

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