Himachal Governor Urmila Singh surprise checks Solan tribal girls hostel

Shimla: Governor Urmila Singh made a surprise visit to call the inmates of Adivasi Balika Chhatravas, Salogra near Solan on Friday, where she interacted with the five tribal girls from Jharkhand living in the hostel.

Following breakout of the scandal about alleged molestation of the girl students by the hostel warden, other girls living in the hostel have left for their homes due to winter vacations in the Senior Secondary School, Salogra, which they attended.

The governor expressed dissatisfaction over the facilities being provided in the hostel by the management. On seeing the hostel, the governor expressed concern that living conditions in the hostel were not up to the mark and the space available was not sufficient for 31 girls residing in it.

She directed district administration for undertaking frequent checking and inspections of such hostels to avoid any untoward incident. The governor also asked the district administrations to send detailed inquiry report regarding the functioning of the hostel by scrutinizing its records.

Acting upon a complaint about molestation of minor girls at the hostel brought to light by social activist Ajai Srivastava, the police on Wednesday had arrested Pawan Goel, the hostel warden.

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