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Deoria shelter home inmate found in Gorakhpur

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur/Deoria (UP) 

The police today found an inmate from the home, from where 24 girls were rescued on Sunday night, at an old age home in run by the same voluntary organisation.

"A 21-year-old woman has been recovered from the old age home in Rani Diha area of As per the entry in the register, she was brought here on August 5, said.

He said this was illegal as the place was a shelter meant for the elderly. She is in a state of shock and her statement will be taken after medico legal interrogation," he said.

One of the girls rescued from the home on Sunday had said that girls from there were taken to Gorakhpur, where one of them was sent inside a room with two men.

The old age home in was being run by the Ma Vindyavasini NGO for the last 30 years, its said.

When the NGO's affiliation with state administration was cancelled in on June 2017, the organisation secured a stay from the high court, he said, arguing that the home continued to be legal.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:50 IST