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CBI takes over investigation in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case

PTI
Published : Jul 29, 2018, 2:01 pm IST
Updated : Jul 29, 2018, 2:05 pm IST

The case relates to mental, physical and sexual exploitation of girls residing in a shelter home run by Seva Sankalp Evam Vikash Samiti.

The CBI has booked officers and employees of the shelter home. (Photo: Youtube Screengrab)
 The CBI has booked officers and employees of the shelter home. (Photo: Youtube Screengrab)

New Delhi: 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 on Sunday.

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 mentally, 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.

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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.

Tags: bihar shelter home case, cbi investigation, sexual abuse, seva sankalp evam vikash samiti
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