Delhi, India

Delhi: Teens allege sexual abuse in government shelter home

In a recent expose, a state-run west Delhi shelter home has been accused of molestation. More than 10 women have complained to have been molested, forcibly injected unexplained drugs, and even physically abused when they tried to resist the torture.

This government aided home, which has now turned into horror, is to accommodate the rape survivors and those who have been rescued from the streets, human traffickers or brothels. According to Hindustan Times report, 2 girls have accused the staffs of molestation while another woman was forced to starve for days because she accused a staff of torturing her. To make it worse, the girls also accused the officials of injecting drugs, most certainly an Oxytoxin-type substance for stimulating premature growth by hitting their growth hormones. Most of these women were raped repeatedly and sold to brothels.

“The girls were allegedly given an Oxytocin-type substance that stimulates changes in their body. Police conducted a medical examination of syringe marks and registered a case. The officials are being questioned,” a source said as per HT reports.

The horrific incident came to light after one of the girls wrote to the Delhi Legal Services Authority in the first week of April about the human rights violations and torture. The letter was followed by nine more similar complaints which alarmed the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Police registered a FIR on April 16, charging the officials who ran the shelter with criminal intimidation, causing harm by poisoning, criminal conspiracy and laws under the juvenile justice care and protection act. The girls allegedly lived without proper clothing or food said an official who visited the home.

They were forced to wear the same set of clothes, a DCW spokesperson said.

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