Swadhar Watchman Arrested For Harassing Young Girls In AP

Andhra Pradesh Women and Child Welfare Minister Taneti Vanitha - Sakshi Post

RAJAHMUNDRY: Andhra Pradesh Women and Child Welfare Minister Taneti Vanitha has said that a hostel warden and watchman working in a Swadhar Home near Rajahmundry were dismissed from services for harassing the woman inmates. She said that the watchman was also arrested for misbehaviour.

As per reports, four young girls who were staying at the Swadhar Home in Bommuru in East Godavari district were allegedly harassed by the watchman named Reddi Babu. Unable to bear the watchman’s harassment, which was continuing for quite some time, the victims went and complained to the police about Reddi's behaviour.

Minister Taneti Vanitha and Rajahmundry YSRCP MP Margani Bharat responded to the incident at the Swadhar home. On Wednesday, Vanitha visited the girls who were at the government hospital for a check-up.

Speaking to the media there, the minister said that the manager of the home, Ramanasri, was also suspended for dereliction of duties. ''The four victims along with four other girls will be moved to a different state home," she said. The watchman and the warden turned off the CC cameras in Swadhar's house, she said adding that Reddi Babu was also arrested.

Taneti Vanita said that the AP Disha Act was promulgated to instill confidence and assure all the women in the state, she said.

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