Ggn child care centre: Girl raped many times by staff
Gurugram: Skeletons have now begun to tumble out of the Ujjwal Niketan, the child care centre, that has its branches in the city. Owing to grave allegations, its main patron Sister Lily Baretto was arrested by the Gurugram police from Delhi on Sunday.
Making a serious revelation, one of the victims, a minor girl student told the counsellors that she was raped on multiple occasions by one of the staff members inside the centre.
The 13-year-old who is studying in Class V also mentioned that the situation was known to the head nun but rather than helping her, she intimidated the victim to remain silent on the matter.
Citing financial difficulties to take care of them, the girl along with her 7-year-old brother was admitted in the centre by their father in 2014 after their mother passed away.
After dodging the law enforcement official for months the 65-year-old nun was arrested after a raid by the law enforcement officials at the two centre in Sector 10 and Hayatpur. Ironically, the arrested nun had been earlier felicitated by the district administration for her philanthropic work.
They have been arrested under sections 370 (child trafficking), 420 (fraud), 467 (forgery of valuable security) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the IPC.
It was found that not only were the orphan children at the centre exploited but there was also no proper record maintained of the number of children registered at the centre.
Large scale discrepancies were found in stating vital information of the children like their age- groups and their place of birth.