ALLAHABAD: In a shocking incident, the alleged rape of at least three girls aged less than 10 years inside a state-run juvenile home in Allahabad has come to light following which its superintendent has been placed under suspension while a peon accused of the heinous crime has been arrested, police said.
The accused Vidyabhushan Ojha (52) was arrested from the vicinity of the juvenile home, which is situated in Shivkuti locality of the city, on Thursday night and police claim that he has confessed to have sexually assaulted a number of inmates.
The matter came to light when a six year-old girl narrated the horrendous happenings inside the juvenile home to a city-based couple who had adopted her recently.
The horrified couple contacted the juvenile home's superintendent Urmila Gupta who got an FIR registered at the Shivkuti police station against Ojha, a native of Siwan district in neighbouring state of Bihar.
Police claim that three girls from the juvenile home were taken for medical tests following Ojha's confession and their sexual assault has been confirmed.
Meanwhile, District Probation Officer Ila Pant has suspended the superintendent Urmila Gupta for "negligence" while the services of Ojha, who was a contractual employee, have been terminated.