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Punjab: Hostel warden booked for molesting mentally-challenged minor girl

Warden Sukhchain Singh of Red Cross society-run school was arrested on complaint of school staff.

Written by Agencies | Faridkot (punjab) | Published: May 14, 2012 1:45:53 pm

Within days of more than 90 kids being rescued from a shelter home in neighbouring Haryana,police have registered a case against a school warden here for allegedly molesting a mentally-challenged minor girl.

Warden Sukhchain Singh of a Red Cross society-run school was arrested yesterday on the complaint of the school staff,police said on Monday adding that the Deputy Commissioner has ordered a probe into the matter.

Medical examination of the 17-year-old girl,who hails from Taran Taran district,is being conducted. She was staying in the school for the past three months,police said.

As many as 80 mentally-challenged children,including girls,are currently undergoing education in three such schools run by the society in the district.

The incident comes close on the heels of the shelter-home case in the Rohtak district of neighbouring Haryana,where 94 children,mostly girls,were rescued from shelter homes run by an NGO after charges of sexual abuse by some of the inmates.

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