The incidents of abuse of girls in shelter homes in Muzzafarpur and Deoria has sent shock waves across the country. While the authorities have launched probes against the accused, more and more incidents of abuse and trafficking are coming to light.
Latest investigation reveal that seven infants who were sent to Deoria shelter home are missing. This is in addition to the 17 girls who are still missing from the shelter home run by Girija Tripathi.
The child welfare committee officer, Dr SK Yadav, told India Today, “Seven infants were handed over to Girija Tripathi’s shelter home that were recovered from Gorakhpur, Maharajganj and Deoria district last year. The registration of these infants was also done in the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).”
However, after six months CARA had written letters to the probation officer and child welfare committee seeking details about the adoption process of the child, Yadav said.
“We visited the shelter home many times including on July 24 and 31. The director of the shelter, Girija Tripathi, refused to hand over the infants to us. The CWC team along with district probation officer (DPO) was manhandled by Girija and her staff during the raids that was conducted on July 31,” said the CWC officer.
Later, the DPO filed an FIR against Girija Tripathi who has been booked and sent to jail for allegedly running a sex racket.
News credit : Indiatoday