Maharashtra: 3 People Arrested Over Sexually Abusing Girls in a Shelter Home

3 people were arrested on Tuesday after sexually assaulting, sexually exploiting, and manhandling girls in a shelter home in Jaora.

Ruchika Chouhan the Ratlam District Collector said that the president of the shelter home was also arrested as he is accused in the same case.

Ratlam District Collector Ruchika Chouhan said: “Chairperson of the shelter home, her husband and the secretary were arrested on the charges of sexual exploitation, physical assault and manhandling of the inmates.”

She added: “The current president of the shelter home is also accused in the case and efforts are on to nab him.”

Three of the arrested were charged under the sections of the POCSO Act and the IPC.

5 people in the shelter home broke out on January 24, they broke the ventilation window inside the toilet room. All 5 that escaped were found near the Mandsaur Police Line.

The Jaora SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate) has ordered an investigation regarding the said incident.

Ruchika said: “In the probe, the SDM found that the inmates were sexually exploited, physically assaulted and manhandled. After that action was taken against those associated with the shelter home.”

A proposal has been sent to the divisional commissioner, the proposal requests to suspend Ravindra Mishra the Assistant Director of Women and Child Development Department after his suspected negligence in the said case.

A proposal was also sent to suspend the Rachna Bharti from her post in the Districts Bal Kalyan Samiti.

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