4 arrested in Deoria shelter home case

Deoria: Four people have been arrested and the District Probation Officer (DPO) suspended in connection to the Deoria shelter home case.

Speaking to ANI, District Magistrate Amit Kishore said, “DPO has been suspended. The DPO made a mistake, the license of this shelter home was revoked last year but girls were still sent to this shelter home. Four people have been arrested in the case and others will be arrested soon.”

On August 5, the UP Police arrested a couple and rescued 24 girls from the shelter home after an inmate escaped and informed the police about the alleged ill-treatment meted out to them. She complained that the inmates of the shelter home were treated like servants. Both the man and his wife were managers at the shelter home.

Earlier, the CBI had revoked the license of the shelter home following an inspection.