Five mentally challenged girls sexually abused in Jammu

n a shocking incident, a director and a guard of a mentally-challenged centre have been accused of sexually abusing five girls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2013, 16:31 PM IST

Jammu: Director of a shelter for mentally challenged children and a guard have been arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting five girl inmates of the home here, police said on Thursday.

"A director and a guard of a home for mentally-challenged children have been arrested on charges of sexually abusing five girl inmates of the centre in Channi Rama area of Jammu city," Deputy Inspector General of Police Shakeel Beigh told a news agency.

Jammu: Director of a shelter for mentally challenged children and a guard have been arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting five girl inmates of the home here, police said on Thursday.

"A director and a guard of a home for mentally-challenged children have been arrested on charges of sexually abusing five girl inmates of the centre in Channi Rama area of Jammu city," Deputy Inspector General of Police Shakeel Beigh told a news agency.

Giving details, he said complaints were received by District Commissioner, Jammu, AK Sahu regarding the Home, following which he constituted a Board to investigate the matter.

The Board was represented by Deputy Commissioner, Additional DC, SP, and doctors, including gynaecologists and psychiatrist.

"The report (of the Board) came out with revelations that five mentally challenged girls were sexually exploited. We immediately registered a case and started investigation," the DIG said.

There are 45 mentally retarded children in the shelter, he said, adding that "it is shocking".

The home is run by the Rotary Inner Wheels.

PTI