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No trace of nine missing girls, DCW chief says police ‘insensitive’

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday said the fact that there was still no trace of the missing nine girls from a shelter home in Delhi suggests insensitive attitude of the police. She has appealed to the Commissioner to transfer the case to the Crime Branch.

“It is disappointing that even after two days, the police have no clue about the girls. They are busy proving that most of the girls were majors. This reveals the insensitive attitude of the police. Major or minor, the girls need to be traced urgently,” Maliwal said.

The DCW Chief appealed to the Police Commissioner to transfer the case to the Crime Branch for speedy investigation.

Earlier in the day, Maliwal along with other Commission members visited Sanskar Ashram, the shelter home from where the nine girls are reported missing. Maliwal said these girls were earlier rescued from GB Road by the DCW.

According to the Commission, the condition of the home was “dismal and suffocating”. The team also found that the girls were not given adequate food and clothes. The girls living there have complained that their regular medical check-up has not been done.

Following the incident, Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Monday directed state Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to immediatedly suspend the District Officer and the shelter home Superintendent.

–IANS
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