14 HIV positive children rescued from NGO
In a shocking case of sexual abuse, 14 HIV positive children, including eight girls, were rescued from a city-based NGO after a raid by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday.Updated: Jan 18, 2012 00:48 IST
In a shocking case of sexual abuse, 14 HIV positive children, including eight girls, were rescued from a city-based NGO after a raid by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday.
The manager of the NGO, Drone Foundation, is accused of sexually abusing the children. He has gone absconding after the incident.
The NGO, located in Maruti Kunj area near DPS School in Gurgaon, provided shelter to HIV positive children.
"We got a tip-off that the accused had been sexually abusing the children since a long time. After we got information, a team was formed to investigate the matter," said a member of the raiding team on condition of anonymity.
The official added that two minor girls have come forward to file a complaint against the manager with the commission.
The rescued girls would be sent to Naz Foundation in Delhi while the boys would be looked after by the Gurgaon district administration till they get a new shelter.
Another team member Bharti Sharma said the commission is going to file a complaint and the matter is under investigation.
Meanwhile, the police confirmed the raid and said they will take necessary action as per the law. "We are investigating the matter and will examine all facts of the case. We have got a complaint from NCPCR," said Hamid Akhtar, deputy commissioner of police (south), Gurgaon police.
Ankur Gupta, who runs the NGO, could not be contacted despite repeated attempts as his phone was switched off.
First Published: Jan 18, 2012 00:45 IST