Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
  
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Deoria Shelter Home Horror: Medical Tests Find 10 Rescued Girls are Adults

On Sunday night, the police raided the shelter home and rescued 24 girls. Documents were seized before sealing the premises and the statements of the girls were recorded.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18@qazifarazahmad

Updated:August 7, 2018, 2:09 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Deoria Shelter Home Horror: Medical Tests Find 10 Rescued Girls are Adults
Image of the shelter home in Deoria. (Image: PTI)

Lucknow: An age determination test has revealed that among the 20 girls rescued from the Maa Vindhyavasini shelter home in Deoria, 10 are adults. The report of the test will be submitted before UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Tuesday.

This comes after a two-member team consisting of Additional Chief Secretary Renuka Kumar and ADG Anju Gupta of Social Welfare Department ordered for a medical test be conducted on the girls to determine their age.

According to the test, 10 girls are between eight to fifteen years, while the other 10 are found to be adults.

On Sunday night, the police raided the shelter home and rescued 24 girls. Documents were seized before sealing the premises and the statements of the girls were recorded.

The horrific incident came to the fore after a 10-year-old girl, who managed to escape from Maa Vindhyavasini shelter home, approached the police and told officers that many of her fellow inmates were “taken away by people who visited them in luxury cars, mostly in the evening.” She further narrated that the girls used to return in the wee hours and sob endlessly. Some of them were even sent to nearby houses to take up cleaning and washing tasks.

Prime accused Girija Tripathi, her husband Mohan Tripathi and its superintendent Kanchanlata have been arrested.

Police Superintendent Rohan P Kanay had said, “Twenty-four girls were rescued on Sunday from Maa Vindhyavasini shelter home, which has 42 inmates. Eighteen inmates are still missing."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results