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Missing Delhi shelter home inmates yet to reach their homes: Nepal Embassy

NEW DELHI: The Nepal Embassy has told the Delhi Police that eight women and a minor who had disappeared from a Shahdara shelter home last year have not returned to their homes, police said Wednesday.

The Delhi Police had sought the assistance of the Nepal Embassy and the NGOs of Nepalese origin in the case.

“The Nepal Embassy reached out to the families of the women and the minor and it was found that they had not reached homes. We are in touch with the NGOs to trace the missing women and the minor,” said a senior police officer, privy to the probe.

The officer said the Nepal Embassy sent them a reply around a fortnight ago and are currently relying on NGOs to get a breakthrough in the case.

Eight women and a minor were reported missing from the shelter home in Shahdara in the first week of December. The Delhi Commission For Women had alleged foul play in the incident and the Delhi government suspended two senior officials in the case.

The case was transferred from the district police to the Crime Branch.

The nine inmates were rescued last year in November, along with four other women, by the Crime Branch from a brothel on GB Road.

After being rescued, they underwent counselling but had expressed a desire to stay in the GB Road area since they were earning a living and were also able to send money back to their families in Nepal.

However, the Child Welfare Committee had sent them to a shelter home in Dwarka, from where four of the rescued women had fled earlier this year, sources said.

The remaining women and the minor were then shifted to the shelter home in Shahdara, they added. (PTI)

Published Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 09:16 AM

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