NCPCR report on physical assaults, sexual abuse, forced prostitution

Published: Thu, 08/02/2012 - 09:18

...The visitor’s book revealed visits by dignitaries like Deputy Commissioner. Judicial Magistrates, Sub-Divisional Magistrates… etc. However, none seemed to have interacted with children to get a feel of the ground reality and the treatment meted out to the children. The existing CDPO (Child Development Programme Officer) Ms Monika Khanna feigned ignorance and claimed that she had recently joined and as such could not produce any inspection reports on the home. The erstwhile CDPO Ms Angrez Kaur( retired ), aged 61, somehow dropped in at the home and gave an opinion that the home was doing a good job, and on an inquiry revealed that she had taken up employment with the Bharat Vikas Sangh recently on 01-05-2012. On questioning about the inspection of the home, she pleaded that when she inspected a couple of months ago all was well with the home, but was unable to produce the said report... 

…The most frequent form used by Director Jaswanti was the abusive, obscene and vulgar language used, which at times was even shameful for the children to repeat… Calling names like Randi, Vaishya and sexually abusive terminology…Physically beating children and even adolescent girls by the Director Jaswanti, her daughter Sushma/Simmi and Jai Bhagwan on the slightest of pretext of committing a mistake or refusal to obey orders, even if vulgar, and not acceptable to girls… Even the boys were not spared the thrashings and spankings by the trio on the slightest of pretext of committing a mistake or refusal to obey orders. 

Forcing the girls to disrobe and lie in a naked condition overnight. Sometimes the girls would be tied to the grilled fencing with the dupatta for even two to three days and beating them with iron rods and wooden sticks… …On slightest pretext of indiscipline making the children go without food and water for days ranging 1 to 3… Forcing two girls to lie in a naked condition in a locked room and subjecting them to engage in a lesbian act in presence of the Director Jaswanti who derived a special satisfaction out of the act and in case of a refusal to do so hitting their private parts with wooden rolling pins, scissors etc. which would result in bleeding at times. 

…Using the children as domestic helps and sending them to her own home, home of her daughter and others without any remunerations… …Forcing the children to work in agricultural fields (a good number of sickles have been reportedly found in the premises by the police)… 

Sexual molestation of girls by Mr. Jai bhagwan, reportedly the son-in-law of the owner of the Home… …Girls with good looks were sent to weddings to serve as waitress or even to perform…. 

…Abandoning mentally challenged women from the Home in trains/bus stops in the middle of night with accomplice driver Satish Ahlawat… Allegedly selling/giving away of babies/infants in adoption without the consent of biological mothers or even following norms for adoption of destitute/orphaned children…

 

...The visitor’s book revealed visits by dignitaries like Deputy Commissioner. Judicial Magistrates, Sub-Divisional Magistrates… etc. However, none seemed to have interacted with children to get a feel of the ground reality and the treatment meted out to the children. The existing CDPO (Child Development Programme Officer) Ms Monika Khanna feigned ignorance and claimed that she had recently joined and as such could not produce any inspection reports on the home.

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