New Delhi, Aug 6: The police have rescued 24 girls fro a shelter home in eastern Uttar Pradesh after allegations of sexual exploitation came to light. A couple at the shelter and its superintendent have been arrested.
A total of 42 girls reportedly stay in the house, of which 18 are said to be missing. The home has been sealed. "Twenty-four girls were rescued yesterday from the shelter home that houses 42 inmates.
Eighteen inmates are still missing. We have sealed it," PTI quoted a police official as saying.
The incident came to light after a girl escaped from there and intimated the police. "Many times white, black and red cars used to come and take away the girls. When they returned in the morning, they used to cry," the girl alleged.
"When the order to close this institution was made, our people went there and the organisation's director misbehaved with our team. Today, after a girl escaped from there, we got to know the reality of that place. There have been many big disclosures during the investigation. Twenty-four children have been rescued safely so far," ANI quoted the police officer as saying.