Four girls escaped from the State-run girls’ home near NIMHANS on Monday alleging harassment and returned to BOSCO Mane at Chamarajpet, who had rescued them about a month ago.
The girls, aged between 12 and 18 years, were rescued by BOSCO volunteers. Initially, the girls stayed at BOSCO Mane as volunteers tried to trace their parents. The girls hail from Jharkhand. About four days ago, they were sent to the government girls’ home as the NGO was unable to trace the families.
District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Divya Narayanappa confirmed this. Head of the rescue team at BOSCO Mane Basavaraj P N said, “Since they refused to go back home, we have allowed them to stay here for a day with the permission of the DCPO. We will take a detailed look at why they refuse to go home and whether their allegations are true.”
When asked, Divya downplayed allegations that the children were harassed. “My office is right there. There is no harassment or mistreatment. The girls were in Bosco for about 20 days and the environment there is freer there than it is here. Considering that this is a crisis centre, it is a little more restricted here,” she said.
28 Held for ‘Impersonation’
Twenty-eight people, detained by CISF personnel at the Kempegowda International Airport, have allegedly turned out to be members of an impersonation racket. They had come to the city to write COMEDK exams on Sunday, police said.
They were returning to Jharkhand, UP, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Delhi when alert CISF officials realised that their air tickets did not match with their ID proofs.
“On questioning, they revealed that they had come to the city to write COMEDK exams for others,” the police said. Unconfirmed reports said that 11 people were arrested for alleged impersonation on Sunday.
Hospital Property Damaged
The relatives of a patient, who died at Santhosh Hospital at Benson Town, went on a rampage and damaged the hospital property on Monday. According to police, Vinod Kumar (27), a car driver, was admitted to Divine Speciality Hospital on Sunday night following acidity and stomach pain.
His family alleged that his condition worsened due to medical negligence. He was later shifted to Santhosh Hospital where he died on Monday evening.
His family members, alleging negligence by one Dr Muralidharan of Divine Hospital, pelted stones and destroyed the property of the Santhosh Hospital in rage, the police said.