New Delhi: Shelter Home horror continued to haunt and the new case has been reported from the national capital where girl inmates complained of sexual assault by the staff member in full public view. Victims complained that chilly powder is forced into their private parts as a punishment by the staff of shelter home.
The matter came into light after an expert committee team of Delhi Commission for Women inspected the shelter home at Dwarka where the victims alleged that staff often put chilli powder in their private parts to discipline them.
In the chilling revelation, these inmates said that they were even forced to eat chilli powder. Some elder girls told the expert committee that any sort of defiant behavior from children would meet with serious and grave punishment because of which the girls had become submissive.
In a statement issued by the DCW said, “It was horrifying to know that chilli powder was thrusted (sic) publicly in their vagina and butts by female shelter home staff as forms of punishment. Other forms of punishment included beating with scales for not keeping the room clean and for not listening to the staff. The girls were not permitted to go home during summer and winter vacations.”
The statement also added that these young inmates were forced to perform other kitchen work as there was only one cook in the home for the 22 girls and staff at the center. The food quality was not good which were served to these shelter home inmates.
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal reportedly herself made an appearance at 8 pm on Friday night and seeing the condition she called the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Dwarka who sent a team of senior officers immediately to the spot. They recorded the statement of the children. The DCW chief stayed there till morning along with the team.
An FIR has been registered against the shelter home under Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act.
A team of police in plain clothes have been deployed along with DCW counselors team to ensure the safety of the children.