Inmate of a Patna shelter home dies, two others missing
A 27-year-old inmate of a shelter home for mentally challenged women died at a hospital in Patna on Friday, a day after two other women went missing from the shelter home. Anamika, an inmate of the Aasra shelter home here, was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition on Thursday, Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Superintendent, Rajeev Ranjan Prasad said. Here's more.
Anamika complained of breathlessness: Prasad
"She (Anamika) had been complaining of breathlessness and was severely anemic. She died at 8 pm on Friday," the PMCH Superintendent said.
Two inmates of Aasra also died in August
The Aasra shelter home had hit the headlines earlier when two of its inmates had fallen ill and were declared brought dead at the PMCH. Following the deaths, which took place in the month of August and evoked an outcry, Manisha Dayal, and Chirantan Kumar, who ran the NGO entrusted with running the shelter home, were arrested and remanded to jail custody.
Two other inmates of Aasra went missing on Thursday
Two inmates, both in their early 30s, went missing Thursday and an FIR was lodged at the Rajeev Nagar police station, SHO Rohan Kumar said. In August, Bihar Social Welfare Department deputed its own personnel at the shelter home for its upkeep as an interim measure. A decision was also taken to phase out awarding of contracts to NGOs for running such care units.