Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court's probe team has suggested that CRPF security be provided to the inmates of the shelter home in Rohtak that is at the centre of a baffling sex abuse case.
The HC probe panel made the recommendations after its report found shocking details of sexual exploitation of the inmates.
The report said that the children at the Apna Ghar hostel were forced to perform oral sex and naked yoga. The report also said that about 101 inmates were subjected to various forms of abuse, including being made to work as construction labourers.
A speech and hearing impaired girl was sold thrice and another girl was reportedly found pregnant. Yet another inmate was found to be HIV positive by the probe team. Most of the girls were made to garland men, saying they were 'married', and forced to consent to physical relationship.
The panel asked the court to transfer the case from the Haryana Police and hand it over to an independent agency like the CBI for a thorough probe, prosecution and trial of the accused. The panel also suggested brain mapping and lie detector tests for all the seven accused and examination of all electronic equipment like laptops, computers, mobile phones, cameras and recording devices belonging to them to check allegations of child pornography.
Findings of High Court probe team
Use of inmates as construction labourers.
Jaswanti sold a speech- and hearing-impaired girl thrice and another girl was reportedly found pregnant.
Children, many between five and 10 years, were forced into oral sex.
Children made to perform yoga in the nude at the Rohtak shelter home.
An inmate was found to be HIV positive.
Most of the girls were made to garland men, saying they were "married," and forced to consent to physical relationship.
Found inmates with blank/frozen expression, presumably due to addiction to the white powder, which was administered in a soft drink in the shelter home before forcing them for sexual encounters with outsiders.
Inmates were terrified and opened up after much persuasion.
Satish would drive them to hotels where policemen abused them sexually. This was repulsive, painful and agonizing, the report quoted the inmates as saying.
Newborn boys were sold to people in the garb of adoption by Jaswanti. If it were a girl, she would be reared to 'serve' males visiting the home.
All inmates were made to consume intoxicants on festivals like Holi and Satish and Jai Bhagwan would put colour on their private parts.