A social audit of the government shelter home in Bihar‘s Muzaffarpur revealed how close to 30 minor girls were being held captive there.
Following a day of attention by political stakeholders in the state, local police today arrested Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the government shelter.
Thakur along with 10 others have been arrested for holding the minor girls against their will and raping a number of them.
A most stunning development in the case of the Muzzafarpur shelter home where 16 girls were found to be raped along with others that had been held captive, local law enforcement officials here have arrested the owner of the government shelter home, Brajesh Thakur.
Known for the rapport he shares with political heavyweights in the state of Bihar, Thakur had contested elections from the constituency of Kurhani in Muzaffarpur both in the year 1995 and 2000.
Chasing a lead, the local police today launched an operation in search of a minor girl who was allegedly thrashed to death and buried under land surrounding the shelter home.
Reports in the media have hinted that one of the survivors informed the police of the murder. While the forensic team was unable to locate the body, a team led by SSP Harpreet Kaur nabbed the prime accused in the case, the owner of the shelter home.
This has pushed the number of arrests made in this case up until now to 11 with the rest of the accused being identified with the help of CCTV in areas surrounding the shelter.Meanwhile, political stakeholders in the state of Bihar mentioned the case on various platforms.
With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) scion Tejashwi Yadav condemning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his alleged association with the owner of the shelter and Minister of Parliament (MP) Pappu Yadav referring to it in the Lok Sabha.
Politicians from various other parties also staged protests outside the lower house of parliament today demanding justice for the survivors.
#Bihar: Owner of the NGO that runs the shelter home is close to CM Nitish Kumar, had even campaigned for him in elections: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD on Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case pic.twitter.com/RxCFR17bKR
— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2018
After a riveting social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) revealed how close to 30 girls were being held captive at a government shelter in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
Further investigation into the case led the police to believe that a number of the minor girls had been subjected to sexual abuse by their captors.
Medical examinations of the children rescued asserted that 16 of the girls had been raped and another five are suspected to be sexually assaulted by the shelter owner and his aides.>
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) July 23, 2018