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26 women missing from shelter homes in Pratapgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Pratapgarh (UP) 

At least 26 women were found missing from two shelter homes in during surprise checks conducted by the district administration, officials said today.

During the inspection of Jagrati Shelter Home in Ashtbhuja Nagar, which is run by former district BJP Mahila Morcha Chief Rama Mishra, found that 15 women were registered but only one woman was present there, officials said.

The said the other registered women had gone out for work.

During the check at the other shelter home in Achalpur, found 12 women missing out of the total 15 who were registered.

The caretaker of this home, Neha Praveen, said they were not getting external funding and the shelter was being run with their personal resources.

The said 26 women in total were found missing and a probe is on in the matter.

The inspection at the shelter homes were conducted at the back of recent exposes in the shelter homes of Deoria in and Muzaffarnagar in

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 14:15 IST