In a repeat of what happened the inmates of Muzaffarpur shelter home, another similar racket has been busted in Uttar Pradesh after police managed to recuse as many as 24 minor girls.
Local officials said that the search for 15 more girls were underway. A news flash by ANI said that the cops had arrested a man and his wife, managers of a shelter home in Deoria district after its license was revoked following an inspection by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Police have arrested owner of the shelter home Girija Tripathi, her husband Mohan Tripathi and daughter in connection with the crime being committed at the shelter home.
“One of the girls escaped from the shelter home, came to us and said they are treated like servants. She also said that cars come to pick girls above 15 years old and the girls come crying the next day. Investigation is underway,” Deoria SP Rohan P Kanay was quoted by ANI.
Police arrest a man & his wife, managers of a shelter home in Deoria after its license was revoked following an inspection by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 24 minor girls rescued, search for other 15 underway. pic.twitter.com/7GO3dUUIxS
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 5, 2018
This came hours after it emerged that one of the rescued girls from Mauzaffarpur shelter home had gone missing from Madhubani shelter home, where she was transferred for safety in light of the shocking revelation of rape, torture and even murder of minor girls.
Pragya Bharti, who runs the NGO in Madhubani had attributed the loss to security lapse.
She told ANI, “In our NGO, we have 10 beds in the special unit. We earlier had 11 children. When those 14 children came, the authorities told me that they would be shifted later and demanded me to keep them. I didn’t have the capacity to accommodate 20-25 children, but due to pressure from the government, I kept the children. The children were not shifted after that. I did my best to protect them.”
But, former Bihar deputy chief minister, Tejashwi Yadav, had lashed out Bharti saying that he was the wife of the ‘most closest aide of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.’ Tejashwi tweeted, “She is the wife of PA of Sanjay Jha- most closest aide of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. He is National General Secretry of JDU, Member (Bihar State Planning Board) & Former MLC. See the Shamelessness governance of Nitish Kumar. Nitish Ji must hv to trace that girl. I said MUST have to.”