9 girls go missing from Delhi shelter home
In yet another shelter home shocker since the recent cases of Muzaffarpur and Bhopal, nine minor girls have gone missing from Sanskaar Ashram in north east district's Dilshad Garden area on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
An FIR in this connection has been registered in GTB enclave police station. Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has also ordered the suspension of concerned district official and superintendent of shelter home with immediate effect.
The incident came to light on Sunday morning during the counting of girls in the shelter home. The shelter home authority has however claimed to have no clue about the incident. Swati Maliwal, chief of Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) said that these girls are the victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. In connivance of shelter home official, involvement of human traffickers or brothel owners in the kidnapping cannot be ruled out."We have written a letter to deputy CM demanding strict action against erring officials of shelter home," Maliwal said.
"Earlier the commission received a complaint regarding irregularities in the functioning of the Ashram. A specific incident of the treatment meted out to a girl with special needs by the authorities had been mentioned. It was stated that the child was subjected to severe abuse and corporal punishment by the superintendent of the home," Maliwal added.