Muzaffarpur: A fresh medical examination has revealed that five more girls were repeatedly raped at a Bihar shelter home, taking the total to 34.
A report last week had found that 29 of the 44 girls were raped in the Muzaffarpur home. This horrific tale of sexual abuse came to light when the girls opened up to volunteers from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences during a social audit.
Ten of the 11 accused have been arrested, including Brajesh Thakur who ran the NGO home. The home has been blacklisted and all girls have been shifted to shelters in neighbouring districts.
Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav took to Twitter to attack the government and equated the prevalent condition in the state to "Rakshas Raj".
In Bihar, the Ravan-Duryodhan pair has made it difficult for sisters and mothers to step out, tweeted Yadav.
बिहार में राक्षसराज है। यहाँ रावण माता सीता का अपहरण कर रहा है।— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 28, 2018
यहाँ बलात्कार राज है, दु:साहसी दुर्योधन द्रोपदी का चीरहरण कर रहा है।
बिहार में रावण और दुर्योधन की मतलबी जोड़ी ने बहन- बेटियों और माताओं का अकेले बाहर निकलना मुश्किल कर दिया है।#NDABhagaoBetiBachao
Under pressure from the Opposition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday.
The Bihar Social Welfare Department also filed a police complaint based on the audit report.
The rapes at the shelter have unleashed a political maelstrom with Opposition RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav taking on Chief Minister Nitish Yadav over his failure to tackle crime in the state....