Hostel director arrested for rape of deaf girl in Bhopal

The director of a hostel in Bhopal has been accused of raping a 20-year-old deaf tribal girl.

The accused Ashwini Sharma has been arrested by the local police in Awadhpuri on Wednesday based on the complaint by the girl.

Ashwini Sharma is the director of a hostel for deaf and speech impaired people in Awadhpuri. As per reports he ran two hostels, one for boys and another for girls.

The rape survivor has given her statement to the police and stated that she was sexually abused by Ashwini Sharma over the past three years when she was staying at the hostel.

The hostel is reportedly funded by the Social Justice Department of Madhya Pradesh.

Opposition leaders in the state have called for detailed investigation of the case and also of other such hostels.

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