Minor girl alleges rape at Asha Kiran shelter home

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Bhubaneswar/Jatni: After the torture story of a Bangladeshi minor boy at Asha Kiran, a new shocking case has come to fore where a minor girl has brought rape allegations against the shelter home.

An minor girl inmate of the shelter home girl alleged that she was raped and her foetus was aborted.

Khurda police has recorded the victim’s statement under Section 161 and has shifted her to a NGO in Kalinganagar.

Earlier, a Bangladeshi boy, 15, had managed to escape from the shelter home and alleged torture. Acting on the statement of the victim, police arrested Asha Kiran chief Hochiminh Shastri and staff Jagannath Dash and produced them in the court.

Meanwhile, members of the District Child Protection are conducting a one-to-one counselling of the inmates of the shelter home after shifting them to other places.

“It’s a part of the investigation. We have shifted the inmates and are just counseling them as per the direction of the District Collector. We also have orders from Child Welfare Committee (CWC),”said Banishree Pattnaik, District Child Protection Officer, Khurda.

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