48 Hours After Police Raid, Many Unanswered Questions In UP's Deoria

Deoria, Uttar Pradesh: 

A two-member Uttar Pradesh government investigation team looking into allegations of alleged sexual and physical abuse with girls at a shelter home in eastern UP’s Deoria has submitted its report to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, but it is not clear yet whether sexual assault has been confirmed. It is also not clear what more action Yogi Adityanath’s government will take in this case.

In the eastern UP district, a couple whose 15-year-old daughter was recovered from the shelter home on Sunday night, say it has been a desperate wait to have her back for about 20 days now. The couple also allege police complicity with the accused – Girija Tripathi – who ran the shelter – ensured their daughter was sent to the shelter in the first place. The couple’s daughter went missing on July 18 from their village home – she allegedly eloped with a man from their village – the son of the local Pradhan. The girl’s father says he managed to file a police complaint or FIR with…

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