A juvenile home functioning without a valid licence has been sealed after a few girls complained of sexual assault by caretakers. While all the 18 children from the home have been rescued, a hunt has been launched for the accused, who are on the run.
While the director of the home, Kalyanasundram, had escaped, investigation revealed that the home had been functioning without a licence since 2000.
Police sources said that two of the 18 girls were college students, while two others are Class 12 students. The others are in Class 10, 9, 7 and 5. Deputy Commissioner H Jayalakshmi and team conducted inquiries with the children and found that Kalayanasundaram’s brother and son and a few others have sexually exploited the victims.
The girls were produced before Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) officials and will be shifted to the other authorised orphanage homes, said police.