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Eunuch made guardian of brother’s kids

A court has appointed an eunuch as the legal guardian of the three orphaned children of his brother

A court has appointed an eunuch as the legal guardian of the three orphaned children of his brother.

The eunuch has been taking care of the minors,all in school,since the death of their parents. Rajesh Bhatwar,45,of Saiyedpura who worked as a government peon,died of cardiac arrest on December 26,2009,leaving behind three children and wife Kala Bhatwar. Kala also died three years later.

Rajesh’s brother Govind Bhatwar,an eunuch,then took the children — Dharmishta,16,Nitesh,14,and Divya,11,— under his care.

Kala’s sister Savita,who lacked the financial resources to bring up the three children,agreed to give their custody to Govind.

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Govind then filed a plea in a Surat court seeking to become the legal guardian of these children. Savita also submitted an affidavit in the court stating that Govind had no financial problems and that he could take better care of the three children. The court also listened to the three children who expressed their wish to stay with their uncle.