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Chilly powder inserted in woman's private parts inside shelter home

Chilly powder inserted in womans private parts inside shelter home

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday claimed that they found many irregularities during the visit at the shelter home in Dwarka. One of the women informed the commission that she was undressed in front of the male workers of the shelter home.

The Commission in their Press statement claimed that they have ensured registration of FIR for molestation and abuse of a 50-year-old woman in a private shelter home in Qutub Vihar. A team of Delhi Commission led by Promila Gupta had visited the shelter home on January 23.

"During the visit, many irregularities were found in the shelter home. It was found that the number of inmates living in the home was more than the number mentioned in records of the home. It was also observed that the residents were punished for not doing works assigned by the officials of the home," the statement claimed.

The statement added that a woman informed the Commission that officials of the home tortured and molested her. She informed that she was undressed in front of the male workers of the shelter home and chilly powder and salt were inserted in her private parts. "She informed that home officials used to beat her regularly and on some occasions, hot water was poured upon her," commission further claimed.

DCW team immediately informed about the matter to the Delhi Police who were called on the spot. The woman was then taken to the police station. Finally, on the intervention of the Commission, an FIR was registered in the matter at PS Chhawala u/s 354/354B/323/34 IPC. "The woman has been produced before the magistrate and has been kept in another shelter home," the statement said.

The woman has levelled allegations against five persons, out of which, two are husband and wife. The shelter home has had a dubious record in the past as well. Earlier too, four minor girls were rescued by the DCW from the this home where they were harassed. DCW has recommended cancellation of license of the shelter home.

DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal stated, "The condition of shelter homes across the country needs to be improved. DCW is not leaving any stone unturned for auditing the shelter homes in Delhi and improving their condition."

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