Shelter Director Held for Raping 2 Minors With Mental Disability
Two mentally challenged minor sisters have accused a 60-year-old director of a shelter home of raping them, Khandwa police said.
The incident came to light when the two sisters escaped from the shelter home in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, and registered complaints with the police.
While one of the survivors is 13 years old, the other is 15 years old. Both of them were staying in a shelter home for people with disability, where the accused, Poonamchand Malviya, is the director.
"Both the girls escaped from the shelter home late on Sunday night after crossing over the boundary wall, and reached Kotwali police station," he added.
Police sub-inspector Sonu Sitole, who is investigating the case, said that the older sister told the police that in the past, Malviya had even raped her.
Police also said that the medical examination of both sisters confirmed that they were raped.
The accused was arrested and sent to judicial custody, by a court in Khandwa, based on the complaint lodged by the girls.