In another horrific incident, police in Madhya Pradesh have arrested an ex-armyman for allegedly sexually abusing the disabled inmates of a shelter home run by him.
According to reports, three inmates had died due to severe injuries inflicted upon them through rampant sexual attack. The details on the horrific sexual abuse at the shelter home emerged on Friday when nearly 40 inmates visited the Congress office with their complaints.
The alleged victims and other inmates of the shelter home, which is located in the Bairagarh area of Bhopal and had a branch in Hoshangabad district until last year, submitted a complaint to police Friday evening, reported PTI.
Speaking to reporters in Bhopal, Shobha Oza, the state media cell chief of the Congress, said, “A girl had complained about sexual harassment by the director to the Hoshangabad collector in February 2017. The complaint was found to be correct but no FIR was registered.”
Inamets also alleged that a boy had died due to excessive bleeding after he was routinely abused sexually adding that another died after his head was banged against a wall.
However, the Hoshangabad branch was closed following the complaint, Oza said.
Afterwards, another physically challenged girl and three boys were allegedly sexually abused by the director, the Congress leader claimed.
The victims filed a complaint with the Director of the Social Justice Department of the state government Friday. Later in the evening, the victims along with Congress leaders reached the TT Nagar Police Station here to file a complaint.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Dharmendra Choudhary said police have received the complaint, and a probe is being conducted. Meanwhile, police have arrested a 70-year-old ex-soldier, who ran the privately-owned shelter home.
The latest revelations come close on the heels of similar horrific incident emerging from Bihar Muzaffarpur, where dozens of girls had complained of being raped, tortured and even allegedly murdered by the owner, Brajesh Thakur. Thakur, who was very close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was later arrested.
Social Welfare Minister Manju Vwerma too had to resign after allegations surfaced that he too frequently visited the shelter home and sexually abused the shelter home inmates.