Shelter Director Held for Raping 2 Minors With Mental Disability
The two minor girls lived in a shelter for people with disabilities, where the accused works as a director
The two minor girls lived in a shelter for people with disabilities, where the accused works as a director(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ANI)

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.

According to the younger of the two sisters, Malviya called her to his room on Sunday night on the pretext of giving her food, and sexually assaulted her when she went there.
SN Tiwari, City Superintendent of Police

"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.

Based on their complaint, a case was registered against the accused under IPC section 376 (rape), and the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Sonu Sitole, Sub-inspector, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

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.

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