Patna: The number of victims in Muzaffarpur shelter home case has gone up to 34 after medical examination report confirmed sexual assault on five more girls.
The RJD which has been protesting against rising crime graph and rampant incidents of rapes in the state on Saturday demanded an explanation from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the issue.
Speaking about the rise in crimes against women, RJD leader Tejashwi said on Saturday,“Not only Muzaffarpur shelter home where minor girls became victims of sexual assault but we have also been receiving reports of similar incidents from shelter houses located in Banka, Darbhanga, Hajipur, Saran, and Gopalganj.”
“Chief Minister Nitish Kumar must break his silence on the issue. His silence can be termed as criminal”, he further added.
While terming the JD (U) – BJP led government as “Duryodhan and Ravan regime” Tejashwi Yadav said, “Duryodhana is disrobing Draupadi. Ravan is kidnapping mother Sita and girls are scared to step out of their homes as Ravan and Duryodhan have now joined hands. This is Rakshas raaj (demonic regime)”.
Sources claim that the opposition RJD is planning to intensify their campaign against Nitish Kumar and his government on the issue of crimes against women.
Tejashwi Yadav along with other RJD leaders has launched a cycle rally with an “NDA Bhagao Beti Bachao” tagline in protest against the Muzaffarpur issue.
Tejashwi Yadav had earlier blamed leaders associated with ruling NDA of influencing the police probe to save “big people” involved in the case. He had also targeted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the delay in handing over the case to CBI.
Tejashwi Yadav says that the case was transferred to CBI after he visited Muzaffarpur shelter home to assess the situation and demanded Nitish Kumar’s resignation on moral grounds.
Sources say that the opposition parties here are not satisfied with the arrest of ten persons including Brajesh Thakur whose NGO Seva Sankalp evam Vikas Samiti was in agreement with the state welfare department to run the Muzaffarpur shelter home.
Muzaffarpur shelter home issue had surfaced in March after Mumbai based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) found sexual assault victims. An audit report was submitted to the social welfare department by the Institute following which authorities registered an FIR and rescued girls from the shelter home and shifted them to other places.