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Two minor girls escape from short stay home in Bihar's Khagaria; probe ordered


Press Trust of India Khagaria (Bihar)
Two minor girls have escaped from a short stay home in Bihar's Khagaria district, officials said Monday.
The short stay home for girls is run by an NGO and is funded by the government.
Following the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, where over 30 inmates were allegedly raped, girls from shelter homes in different districts in Bihar were transferred to the short stay home here, official sources said.
The two were among five girls brought from Vaishali in August.
An FIR was lodged at the local police station Sunday evening in this connection on the basis of a written complaint by the home's caretaker, Mohammad Muslim.
"Two girls escaped from the short stay home due to the negligence of two female guards that included a DAP (District Armed Police) constable deputed at the home," District Magistrate Anirudh Kumar told PTI.
On Sunday morning, when the guards were taking a nap, three girls took the keys to the gate on the pretext of going to the washroom, opened the locks and fled, he said.
The entire incident has been captured by CCTV cameras installed at the premises, the DM added.
However, one of the girls changed her mind and returned later, Kumar said.
The DM said he had ordered a probe into the incident and stern action would be taken against the two guards for dereliction of duty and others found guilty in the matter.

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 6:35 PM IST

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