HIV kids’ abuse: NGO home raided

GURGAON: In connection with the sexual abuse case of the HIV-positive children staying in a home run by the NGO, Drone Foundation, the police conducted raids in Delhi and Gurgaon on Wednesday to arrest the absconding main accused Ankur Gupta, manager of the NGO.

A team comprising Gurgaon police and members of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Shakti Vahini and the Gurgaon Child Protection Officer, among others, had conducted a raid on the NGO’s premises in Maruti Kunj on Tuesday night. During the raid, 14 HIV-positive children, including 8 girls, were rescued.

The police have filed an FIR under Sections 376, 376 (C), 376 (F), 120B, 506 of IPC and 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act against Ankur Gupta and Sunita Gupta, president of the NGO. Sunita Gupta is the mother of the accused.

After medical examination eight girls had been relocated to Naz Foundation, Delhi, and the boys’ custody was given to the District Child Protection Officer, Gurgaon, until a suitable shelter was found. Nishi Kant, executive director of Shakti Vahini, said “Two of the rescued girl children complained that they were being sexually abused by Ankur Gupta.

DCP (south) Hamid Akhtar said: “The case is being probed under the supervison of the Bhondsi SHO. We are hopeful to catch the accused very soon.


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