Kids of Pollachi home Shifted to Coimbatore 'Illam'

The Ukkadam facility functions as a reception unit for Child Welfare Committee.

Published: 14th June 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2014 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE: All the inmates, including 16 boys and a girl, all aged below 13, of the home run by the Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church (TELC) at Pollachi, were produced before District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and were shifted to the Don Bosco Anbu Illam at G M Nagar near Ukkadam on Thursday night.

The Ukkadam facility functions as a reception unit for Child Welfare Committee.

The Child Welfare Committee  conducted a formal enquiry with the children following the kidnap and rape of two minor girls belonging to the Pollachi home on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the two victims were still under treatment at the Government Hospital in Pollachi.

A Child Welfare Committee official told Express that the shifted children were being given counselling at the reception unit to overcome the shock after the sex abuse of their two friends.

Parents of about eight children came and met their wards following request from officials. Some parents broke out as they were meeting their wards after a long time.

Officials have collected the details of all the children and their family background. “We could not contact all the parents. But efforts are being made to get in touch with the left out parents. Many parents do not have phone which has proved to be a big hurdle to our efforts,” said an official.

“We will be asking the willingness of the children about going with their parents or staying in another home arranged by the government. A decision in this regard will be taken on Tuesday,” officials added.

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