Big disclosure in Jashpur hostel scandal: Girls revealed in sign language that a bearded man was involved in the incident

Big disclosure in Jashpur hostel scandal: Girls revealed in sign language that a bearded man was involved in the incident

Times News Network

Raipur: The hostel children have told through sign language that a man having beard allegedly forced them, torn their clothes and assaulted them.

This was the incident in which a specially-abled 17-year-old girl was raped and five other minors were sexually assaulted and beaten inside a government-run residential training center in tribal Jashpur district. Two accused have been arrested in this case. The accused are the caretaker and watchman of the hostel.

It is alleged that on September 22, in the Samarth Divyang Center run by Rajiv Gandhi Education Mission under the Mineral Trust item at the district headquarters, the caretaker and watchman of hostel allegedly molested and forced the girls living there.

The Rajiv Gandhi Education Mission Department officials had maintained silence about this incident on Wednesday. However, after the incident came to the fore on social media, Jashpur collector Mahadev Kawre and Jashpur SP Vijay Aggarwal got information about it.

Additional SP Pratibha Pandey was sent to the hostel with the women's team, and also sent an interpreter to communicate with the differently-abled girls. After the ongoing investigation since Friday morning, on Friday evening, 6 girls living there told the whole incident, due to which two accused involved in the incident were taken into custody.

On Friday evening, two people, who are the caretaker and watchman there, were taken into custody and interrogated and later arrested. The matter of raping a girl child and molesting five girls has come to the fore in the investigation. All the girls have got their medical done. On Saturday, both the accused Narendra Bhagat and Rajesh Ram were arrested and presented before the court on medical examination.