New Delhi, December 05: Days after nine women went missing from a shelter home, Sanskar Ashram for Girls in east Delhi's Dilshad Garden area, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to conduct an enquiry into the functioning of the shelter home. In a statement, the commission said that the condition of the shelter home is “dismal” and “suffocating”. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal also noted that the girls living in the shelter home were not provided adequate food and clothing.
The commission also stated that the inmates were not taken to a regular medical check-up. According to reports, the missing women and the minor are victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse. Earlier this year, they were shifted to this shelter home from another in Dwarka. Except for the minor, all other missing inmates are between 18-20 years of age. Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case: DM Releases Order to Attach Property of Brajesh Thakur's Wife Madhu & Members of Seva Sankalp Samiti.
Most of the women who are missing were rescued from prostitution racket in GB Road in Delhi. Maliwal also appealed to Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal to shut down GB road, the red light area in Delhi. The DCW chief wrote to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia demanding strict action against the erring officials. Meanwhile, Sisodia ordered the chief secretary to suspend senior government officers over laxity. On the intervening night of December 1 and 2, the nine inmates of the Sanskar Ashram for Girls went missing.