NEW DELHI/NAGPUR: The head of a children’s home in Delhi has been arrested after six girls all under 10 accused him of sexually assaulting them and filming the acts, the police said on Thursday.
R S Meena ran the government-run home which houses children rescued from trafficking, begging and labour rackets. He allegedly filmed the assaults on his mobile phone and took selfies, police said.
“We arrested the accused after recording statements of the victims and the officials,” said senior police officer Satish Kain, adding that medical tests confirmed sexual assault.
Delhi Women and Child Welfare minister Sandeep Kumar has met with the young victims.
More than 50 children aged between six and 10 live at the facility in the capital.
Police are investigating whether Mr Meena lured the girls to a room on the pretext they needed a “checkup” and then gagged and assaulted them, before threatening to throw them out if they raised the alarm.
The girls complained about the assaults to the caretaker who had been away from the facility when the offences occurred.