The inmates were staying at Aasra Shelter Home in Nepali Nagar locality of the city. (Photo: Rohit Kumar Singh)
- Shelter home came into news when it was reported 4 inmates tried to run away
- Police then carried out a probe and arrested a person living in the vicinity
- Deceased inmates were taken to hospital following complaints of diarrhoea, high fever
After two women inmates of a shelter home in Patna died under mysterious circumstances, the owner of the shelter home Chirantan Kumar and his secretary Renuka Dayal have been arrested.
The inmates, aged 17 and 21 years, were staying at Aasra Shelter Home in Nepali Nagar locality of the city.
A medical board has been constituted to investigate the deaths of the two women.
“While the shelter home claimed the women died during treatment at Patna Medical College last night, the hospital authorities said the inmates were brought dead. Police was informed about the deaths only this morning,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Law and Order (Patna), Manoj Kumar Sudhanshu told media persons.
The shelter home came into news when it was recently reported that four of its inmates had tried to run away.
The police then carried out an investigation and arrested a person, living in the vicinity. He was alleged to have been luring the inmates by offering gifts.
Sudhanshu said according to the shelter home authorities, the two inmates were taken to the hospital following complaints of diarrhoea and high fever.
The police is investigating the circumstances under which the two inmates died.
The ‘Aasra’ case surfaced at a time when the CBI is investigating another sex scandal at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur in the state.
(With PTI inputs)