Against the backdrop of the country being shocked over the molestation of a young girl in Guwahati, the CBI, Chandigarh branch, took over the investigation of the Apna Ghar sex abuse case. On May 9, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) rescued 120 people, including 90 minor girls and 30 women from Apna Ghar, a shelter home run in Rohtak, Haryana, by NGO Bharat Vikas Sangh. The minor girls housed in the shelter were being allegedly sexually abused, even by policemen, and also beaten up.
The police booked Jaswanti Devi, who was running the shelter home, her daughter Sushma, son-in-law Jai Bhagwan and four others in connection with the case. The accused have been booked under relevant Sections of the IPC, Bonded Labour System Abolition Act and Immoral Trafficking Act for wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and rape. Soon there were allegations that Haryana police officers were covering up the case.