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Bihar: Mystery surrounds death of 2 inmates at Patna shelter home

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Patna: Two women inmates of a State-run shelter home died in mysterious circumstances, days after a man was arrested for reportedly asking the inmates of the home to escape by luring them with gifts. The inmates, aged 17 and 21 years, were staying at Aasra Shelter Home in Nepali Nagar locality of the city.

While the shelter home has claimed the women died during treatment at Patna Medical College on Saturday night, the hospital authorities said the inmates were brought dead. The two inmates were taken to the hospital following complaints of diarrhoea and high fever. The ‘Aasra’ case has surfaced at a time when the CBI is investigating another sex scandal at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur in the state.

Two days after the police got to know about the incident on Sunday morning, a board was constituted to look into the medical histories of the inmates. While the body of one of them has already been cremated, a fresh post-mortem was conducted on the second inmate. The shelter officials have failed to explain the hurried cremation and why the police weren’t informed immediately, a senior officer said.