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Jaipur: 50 starving children rescued from illegal child home

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  • Mar 13, 2013, 14:06 PM IST
Jaipur: 50 starving children rescued from illegal child home
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Jaipur:  29 poor tribal girls from the North-east were rescued by police in a raid on an illegal child home in the city's Mansarovar area on Tuesday.
 
Hundreds of liquor bottles were strewn around the room. Neighbours informed the police that the children had never been known to play outside. Mr. Jacob John, the man in charge of Grace Home runs another home for 20 boys in Jawahar Nagar, which has also been raided and the boys rescued. 
 
 

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    Jaipur: 50 starving children rescued from illegal child home

    Despite clear evidence of foreign funding in the form of photographs, their deplorable living conditions are shocking, to say the least.

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    Jaipur: 50 starving children rescued from illegal child home
    All 29 lived in a single rented room with a broken toilet and rotting vegetables in the store. 
     
    Hundreds of liquor bottles were strewn around the place occupied by children between the ages of 5 and 14.
     
    Grace Home, as the illegal shelter is called, had brought them with promises of education, care and food. 
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    Jaipur: 50 starving children rescued from illegal child home

    As far as education was concerned, the elder children taught the younger ones while the promised ‘care’ was under the supervision of a 14-year-old boy!

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    Jaipur: 50 starving children rescued from illegal child home
    Police raided the house after the death of a child. They were then informed that the children were almost like captives.
     
    All connection to their families was cut off and they have never been seen to ever play in the park outside.
     
    Mr Jacob John has been taken into custody for questioning.
    The children have been sent to other shelter homes for medical check-up.
     

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