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On surprise visit, officials find 26 women missing from 2 shelter homes in UP

PTI
Published Aug 9, 2018, 4:39 pm IST
Updated Aug 9, 2018, 4:39 pm IST
One of the shelter home managers said that 14 women, of the 15 registered, had gone out for work.
The inspection at the shelter homes was conducted at the back of recent exposes in the shelter homes of Deoria in Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarnagar in Bihar. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 The inspection at the shelter homes was conducted at the back of recent exposes in the shelter homes of Deoria in Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarnagar in Bihar. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Pratapgarh: At least 26 women were found missing from two shelter homes in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh during surprise checks conducted by the district administration, officials said on Thursday.

During the inspection of Jagrati Shelter Home in Ashtbhuja Nagar, which is run by former district BJP Mahila Morcha Chief Rama Mishra, district magistrate Shambhu Kumar found that 15 women were registered but only one woman was present there, officials said.

 

The shelter home manager said the other registered women had gone out for work.

During the check at the other shelter home in Achalpur, sub-divisional magistrate Satya Prakash Singh found 12 women missing out of the total 15 who were registered.

The caretaker of this home, Neha Praveen, said they were not getting external funding and the shelter was being run with their personal resources.

The district magistrate said 26 women in total were found missing and a probe is underway in the matter.

The inspection at the shelter homes was conducted at the back of recent exposes in the shelter homes of Deoria in Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarnagar in Bihar.

 

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Location: India, Uttar Pradesh




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