Uproar in LS over Bihar shelter home rape case

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NEW DELHI: The Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case led to an uproar in Lok Sabha on Monday with Congress, RJD and other opposition parties demanding an explanation from home minister Rajnath Singh.

They alleged the accused persons were being shielded and the main witness was missing from the girls’ home in Madhubani.

Congress member Ranjeet Ranjan alleged the main mediators in the case have fled to Nepal while one girl is missing. She asked why no action has been taken against 14 other NGOs where she alleged women and children have been sexually assaulted in Bihar.

RJD member Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav too raised the matter alleging that the (state) government was hand in gloves with the accused and demanded that the matter should be probed under court monitoring and the girls be brought to Delhi so that they can be safe.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked the government to take concerns of members seriously following which parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said the CBI probe into the case will be fair.

Mahajan said the CBI probe should be fair in the matter and government should look into it.

CBI has already booked the officers and employees of 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,” said CBI last week.

While the local police were investigating the matter, medial reports have so far confirmed rape with 34 out of the 44 girls in the shelter home.

The matter was highlighted in a Tata Institute of Social Sciences social audit report in April about the sexual and physical assault on the girl inmates of the children home run by NGO Seva Sankalp Ewam Vikas Samiti.

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