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Special DCPCR team to monitor CCIs

Special DCPCR team to monitor CCIs

New Delhi: In order to safeguard children from the harassment and abuse, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has formed a team which will monitor the activities of child care institutions (CCIs) in the national Capital.

Elaborating on the team, Roop Sudesh Vimal, member, DCPCR, told Millennium Post that three members from the Commission will inspect CCIs to ensure that children staying there are getting good and healthy environment and are not facing any kind of abuse or negligence.

Recently, taking cognisance of a message on social media regarding sexual harassment of a girl in a CCI in Delhi, DCPCR on Sunday started their investigation and visited the said home.

Vimal said the Commission undertook a detailed inquiry at the CCI, but found that no such incident had taken place.

However, they did come to know about the sexual harassment of a girl, which happened about three months ago at a training centre where she was getting vocational training. The girl had reported the incident to the management of the said home and they were conducting enquiry.

"The interim committee of DCPCR directed the home in-charge to inform police about the incident. We also informed the concerned SHO of the matter and told him to take appropriate action," said Vimal.

Accordingly, a police complaint was filed at a nearby station in west Delhi, wherein the now 18-year-old girl alleged that a man talked to her inappropriately and touched her on the back in May. The girl had quit her job on June 30.

Abhay Singh

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