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MP govt orders regular inspection of women's hostels

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The government today ordered monthly inspection of women's hostels in the state, after an inmate of a facility for differently-abled women was allegedly raped by its

has issued directions to officials in this regard to prevent recurrence of such incidents at women's hostels and orphanages.

The of a hostel for speech and hearing impaired women in the Awadhpuri area here was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly raping a 20-year-old deaf and mute tribal inmate.

"I have taken a meeting of the officials concerned and directed them to conduct monthly inspections of such (state) aided and unaided facilities where girls are residing," Chouhan told reporters at his residence.

"The inspection will be carried out by the of police in each district on a monthly basis," he said.

Chouhan said similar rules will also be framed for private hostels to ensure safety of inmates.

"Rules will be framed for private hostels, too, to ensure girls remain safe there. Such incidents are very painful and already the accused person has been arrested," Chouhan said.

The director, Ashwini Sharma, was arrested last night.

The complainant, a resident of district, has alleged that Sharma raped her repeatedly during her stay at the hostel, a government-aided centre, over the past three years, a had said yesterday.

Talking to reporters yesterday, demanded a of all facilities in the state which house women.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 14:15 IST