Bihar

One girl was killed and buried at Bihar’s infamous shelter home where 21 girls were raped

An inmate of the Muzaffarpur shelter home has alleged that another girl was killed after a disagreement with the staff

The Hush Post: The Muzaffarnagar Police in Bihar will dig up grounds of a government-run shelter home where about 40 girls were allegedly raped, to ascertain the charges that a girl was killed and buried there.

The doctors had confirmed the rape of 21 girls and reports are still awaited about the remaining girls who lived in an infamous shelter home in Muzaffarpur. The girl was alleged to have beaten to death after a disagreement with the staff, one of the girls has accused while speaking to the police, a report said.

In this connection, a district administration official has been arrested on the charges of sexual abuse of the girls at the state-run shelter, which has now been closed, the report said.

The Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is under pressure after the disturbing case was highlighted in a tweet by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who has been taking on the state administration for its “failure” to check crime, it was reported.

“Since March, the Bihar government was aware of repeated rapes of 40 minors in the Muzaffarpur shelter by politicians, officials for years. Many had forced abortions. No action was taken but cover up is on at war footing,” tweeted Tejashwi, who has taken charge of the RJD in the absence of his father Lalu Yadav who has been jailed in the corruption cases.

Following the confirmation of rape of several girls in their medical examination,  most of the accused were arrested by the police last month. A report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), based on conversations with several girls who alleged sexual assault, exposed the horrific assault of scores of girls at a home meant to be their shelter. The Bihar Social Welfare Department had filed a police complaint based on the audit report, the report said.

“The total number of people arrested in the case has now reached 10. We are on the lookout for people absconding,” a senior Muzaffarpur police officer Harpreet Kaur was quoted as saying. A special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate the matter.

The Nitish Kumar government has urged people to be vigilant and flag any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood. The government has also directed all district magistrates to undertake surprise visit of homes for girls, the report said.

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