Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse: Bihar DGP confirms rape of 29 minor girls; declines CBI probe

Patna: Bihar’s Director General of police (DGP) KS Dwivedi on Wednesday affirmed that 29 of the 44 minor girls rescued from a shelter home in Muzaffarpur were raped.

Amidst the accusations that the owner of the shelter home shares rapport with state politicians including the Chief Minister, the top cop asserted that the state won’t demand a CBI inquiry into the matter despite the lawmakers’ demands for the same in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

During his interaction with media, Dwivedi said that 42 out of the 44 girls rescued from the shelter home were subjected to medical examination. The remaining two have been held from going through tests owing to their ill health, he added.

He also confirmed that 10 of the 11 accused in the case including shelter homeowner Brajesh Thakur have been arrested so far.

However, Dwivedi abstained from making any comments when asked about political connections in the case.

The allegations of sexual abuse with minor girls at Balika Graha came to light following, a government-funded shelter home, after an audit report was released by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

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