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Asha Kiran matter: Delhi HC seeks comprehensive status report before April 19

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The High on Friday sought status report from the (AAP) Government's social welfare department into the reported deaths of 11 patients in Asha Kiran, a home for mentally challenged people.

The has to submit a comprehensive status report with reasons behind the incident by April 19, which is the next date of hearing.

The matter came into notice after a surprise inspection earlier this month by the Commission for Women (DCW), which found the inhabitants living in extremely inhumane and unhygienic conditions.

The inspection was conducted by chairperson Swati Maliwal on February 4.

The PIL sought an investigation into the reasons for the alleged disappearance of around 250 inmates between 2001-2016. Salek Chand Jain, who claims to be a social worker, said in his plea that the during its surprise visit at the Asha Kiran had even found women inmates walking about naked in the corridors.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 14:07 IST