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Two women inmates of Bihar shelter home die, two staff detained

IANS  |  Patna 

Two officials of a shelter home were detained on Sunday for questioning after two women inmates died in a hospital, police said.

Senior of Police Manu Maharaj said that a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to probe the death of the two 'Aasra' inmates, aged 40 and 18, on Friday night at the Medical College and Hospital.

The cause of the death was not immediately known.

Though shelter home officials said the two died at the hospital, the latter's officials on Sunday denied it and said that the inmates were "brought dead".

Neither police nor the Social Welfare Department officials were told about the incident on Friday by the shelter home authorities.

A police team along with departmental officials visited the shelter home in the city's area and questioned the staff.

The two deaths at the shelter home have come after the revelations about the rape of at least 34 minor girls at a similar home in Bihar's district. The case came to light in July when the Social Welfare Department filed an FIR on the basis of a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

Twenty-four girls were rescued from a shelter home in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria last week after one of them told the police that they were being sexually abused.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 19:54 IST
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