CBI takes over probe into Muzaffarpur shelter home case


New Delhi, July 29: The CBI has taken over investigation into the alleged abuse of minor girls at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, an official said today.
The case relates to mental, physical and sexual exploitation of the girls residing at Balika Grih, Muzaffarpur.
The CBI has booked officers and employees of the shelter home.
“It is alleged that officials/employees of girl’s children home run by Seva Sankalp Evam Vikash Samiti used to mentality, physically and sexually exploit the children residing there,” a CBI spokesperson said.
The matter had come to light earlier this year when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home conducted by a Mumbai-based institute.
The audit report stated that many girls at the shelter home had complained of sexual abuse. A special investigation team was formed to probe the complaints.
The NGO running the shelter home in Muzaffarpur was blacklisted and the girls were shifted to shelter homes in Patna and Madhubani.
Women staff members of the shelter home and Brajesh Thakur, who ran the NGO, were among those who were arrested by the local police in connection with the case.
Rahul hits out at Modi, Nitish over Bihar rapes
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and referred to the rape of girls and women at a shelter home, saying it is a story of the one who assures and the one who vows to give good governance.
“Story of ashwasan babu (the one who assures) and susashan babu (the one who vows good governance)… We have heard that the one elected (Modi) has merely given a slogan of beti bachao (save the girl child),” Rahul said in a tweet.
The Congress leader also posted a news report about the rape incident.
The ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ (save the girl child, educate the girl child) is a slogan of the NDA government.
Nitish Kumar is often referred to as ‘sushasan babu’, for his good governance plank.
Congress and various other opposition parties have accused Modi of only making false promises and giving assurances which are never fulfilled. (PTI)