Security guard of Ashiana children home sacked: Delhi govt to HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 22:34

New Delhi: The city police on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that the security guard of a government-run children home was removed from job after a seven-year-old HIV positive boy alleged that he was sexually abused by him and other older inmates.

Filing the status report, standing counsel Pawan Sharma told the bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indermeet Kaur that the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has investigated into the allegations and children of the home have said the guard, Amandeep, used to beat them with stick regularly.

"In wake of the CWC report, the contractor has terminated the guard from service and he ran away to his native place in Ranchi. A notice has been served to Ranchi Police for his presence here for March 21 and thereafter we will probe the sexual abuse allegations against him," Sharma told the court and sought more time to file a detailed status report.

The bench had earlier asked the police to find the reason why the victim is also making allegations against other inmates and who is responsible for the abuse.

Taking cognisance of a media report that three boys at the government-run Ashiana Home for Boys in Alipur had sexually abused the seven-year-old and used to harass him daily, the court had sought a detailed report from police.

According to media reports, the boy`s mother had died of
AIDS and his stepfather, who is also HIV positive, is lodged in Tihar Jail for raping his daughter.

The bench had directed the government to conduct medical examination of the three boys, who allegedly abused the child, to determine whether they are HIV positive or not.

Earlier, the court was informed that all the three boys have been examined and none of them was found to be HIV positive.

The boys were shifted from Alipur home to Shubhikshika Open Shelter Home for boys.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 22:32

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