Bihar: 7 girls missing from shelter home in Mokama


Patna, Feb 23: Seven girls, including five, who alleged abuse at the Muzaffarpur shelter home last year, have gone missing from a shelter home in Bihar’s Mokama.

Kumar Ravi, District Magistrate Patna told media “a missing report for the seven girls has been registered. We’re trying to locate the girls.”

The girls were shifted to the Mokama home after the closure of Muzaffarpur shelter home in May 2018, following an audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences claiming that most of the 41 girls lodged in the latter place were sexually assaulted.

The State Police Headquarters has informed all police stations and railway police units to be alert for these girls.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, alleged that the girls were forcibly made to flee from the Mokama home because some of them were witnesses in the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

The incident comes as a big embarrassment for the Bihar government, especially after a POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court on February 16 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct probe into the involvement of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and two senior officials in the incident.


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