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Police seek Nepal embassy's help to find missing women

8 women, a minor were reported missing from a shelter home in Shahdara

Police seek Nepal embassys help to find missing women

New Delhi: In order to search the eight women and a minor from a Shahdara shelter home earlier this month, Delhi Police has sought the assistance of the Nepal Embassy and the NGOs of Nepalese origin in the case.

Eight women and a minor were reported missing from the shelter home in Shahdara in the first week of December. The Delhi Commission For Women had alleged foul play in the incident. The case was transferred from the district police to the Crime Branch.

According to an investigator, they have sought the assistance of the NGOs and the embassy to seek help in tracing their families and taking their consent for publishing public notices.

"Since they are all women, we need permission from their guardians to publish their photographs in newspapers," the officer said.

DCW in their press statement claimed that on the intervening night of December 1 and 2, nine girls who were residents of Sanskar Ashram for Girls, Dilshad Garden have gone missing from the home and the home authorities claimed not to have a clue on how and when these girls went missing.

The Commission also learnt that the 9 girls who have gone missing had been earlier rescued from GB road, some by DCW itself.

DCW Chief Swati Maliwal was livid at this and stated that the Commission, at great risk, manages to rescue girls from GB road who end up being re-trafficked. She said that the traffickers at GB road were definitely responsible for the abduction of these girls and there were high chances of the girls being end up landing back in GB road.

Later, DCW Chief along with Members Promila Gupta and Vandana Singh visited Sanskar Ashram early morning on Sunday. The condition of the home was dismal and DCW Chief described it as suffocating.

The Commission team was deeply disturbed to find that the girls were not given proper and adequate food and clothing. Further, the girls complained of not being shown to doctors and it was observed that their regular medical check-up was not done. The attitude of the staff was laid back and insensitive which resulted in untold misery for the girls.

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