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19 disabled senior citizens found captive in Nangloi old age home

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Nineteen specially-abled senior citizens, found kept in an insanitary and pitiful condition in an old age home here, were rescued by Delhi Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday.

The minister and the DCW chief carried out a surprise inspection at the old age home, run by an NGO, in Nangloi after getting information on their plight.

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The senior citizens were found confined in a small room and alleged that they were held captive and beaten up.

Gautam has ordered immediate action in the matter.

–IANS

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