Deoria Shelter Home Rape Case: Culprits Should Be Exposed, Says Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav. (Photo Credits: PTI)

Deoria, Aug 7: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday demanded that the culprits who were running the Deoria shelter home even after its license was revoked should be 'exposed'. Talking to ANI, Akhilesh said," What happened with daughters is heart-wrenching. Culprits who were running and supporting the shelter home even after its license was revoked, should be exposed. Nothing will happen by changing a District Officer, it'll not give justice."

Akhilesh's remark comes after the Yogi Adityanath government appointed Amit Kishore as a replacement of former District Magistrate (DM) of Deoria, Sujit Kumar, who was ousted from his post in the wake of the recent shelter home case.

Meanwhile, the District Probation Officer (DPO) has also been terminated from his post following the massive furore over the incident. 'The DPO is terminated and 4 more people have been arrested and there will be more arrests. The DPO made a mistake. Although the license of this shelter home was revoked last year, girls were still sent to the place," said Amit Kishore, the newly-appointed Deoria DM.

Akin to the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in Bihar, 24 girls were rescued from a shelter home in Deoria after a girl escaped from the shelter home and informed the police that they were being sexually abused. The police also nabbed the couple who managed the shelter home on Sunday.