Child abuse: 3 officials at Mehrauli home booked

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NEW DELHI: Police have registered a case against three senior officials of a children’s home in Mehrauli for “illegally” staying at the home and sexually abusing at least three boys.

Child Welfare Committee had directed cops to file a case after a month-long investigation found a prime facie case of periodic sexual abuse at the home.

“We found that two men had sodomized two children , while a third child was sexually harassed. We will send the children for medical examination,” said an officer.

CWC has also ordered a second FIR to be lodged against the manager under Juvenile Justice Act for hiding facts even after he was informed about crimes by children at the home. The latest order, passed on August 1, says revoking of the provisional licence given to the institution by the department of women and children be considered.

The CWC order is based on the statements given by the children to the cops in the presence of home officials . The ruling added that the explanation given by the institution is “complete eyewash” . Raaj Mangal Prasad, chairman of CWC, Lajpat Nagar, said the Mehrauli establishment was not a licensed home and the conditions there were not satisfactory. The home also did not provide details of the children, he said.

Source: The Times of India