After Bihar, 9 girls go missing from a Delhi Shelter Home; Sisodia flings to action

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 4: Forget Bihar, girls are disappearing from Shelter homes from the national capital as well. The Delhi Commission for Women, in a statement, claimed that the missing of these girls from Sanskar Ashram at Dilshad Garden was found after six months on December 2 following which the case was registered.As many as eight women and a minor girl went missing from a shelter home in east Delhi.After the news came to light, two senior officials of the Women and Child Development Department were suspended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The incident was reported by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), which is also demanding the case be transferred to Delhi Police's Crime Branch to ensure a high-level investigation into the matter.On Sunday itself the FIR was registered. In a letter, Manish Sisodia in a letter said the Department of Women and Child Development has "failed" in its duty to provide a safe and secure environment for the women and the minor who were placed under the protection of the state.Sisodia said that the matter is "extremely serious" and it raises a "serious doubt" on the intention of the officers of the Department of Women and Child Development."In view of the same, it is directed that the district officer, northeast, WCD and Superintendent, SAG Home are immediately placed under suspension and their charge is given to competent and sensitive officers," Sisodia's letter said.DCW has said that the missing girls were victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. It feels that the brothel owners might have kidnapped them in "connivance with the Home authorities".According to the statement, the women rights body demanded the matter be probed thoroughly and said they are writing to Delhi Police, recommending transfer of the case to the Crime Branch so that immediate action is taken on the matter.

With Agencies