We are ashamed over Muzaffarpur incident: Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar
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Patna, Aug 3 : Under opposition attack on a government-run shelter home in Bihar where over 30 girls were raped,Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday broke his silence and described the case as “shameful” and assured strict action .

“The Muzaffarpur incident has shamed us. CBI is investigating and High court must monitor the case. It is a sin. Such cases should not happen again and there should be an institutional mechanism. Those responsible for this should be taught a lesson,” the Bihar Chief Minister said at the launch of a government welfare scheme for girls.

“I would like to assure everyone that no leniency will be show towards anyone, all those found guilty will be severely punished,” Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said on Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case.

President of  Bihar Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Dr H Kaur said “I visited shelter home in 2017,  and saw girls were kept locked inside a room. When I questioned why the girls were kept locked, I was told the girls run away so they have to be kept locked.”

“51 girls were staying in a small premises with no education or health facilities. The girls appeared scared. We had submitted a report to social welfare Dept suggesting that the shelter home should be vacated,” she added.

“We have always said the guilty will not be spared, and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said on the floor of the assembly that we would like the CBI probe to be monitored by the High Court,” he said..

In Muzaffarpur home shelter, girls were drugged, raped, forced to sleep naked and scalded with boiling water by its politically connected owner and its staff, a police charge-sheet has revealed.

Ten people, including owner Brajesh Thakur, have been charged in the document that detailed a network of police, politicians, administration and criminals exploiting and torturing the girls.

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