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Muzaffarpur rape case: Bihar CM orders inspection of child shelter homes

By Deepika

Patna, Aug 6: In the wake of Muzaffarpur shelter home incident, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday, 6 August directed all district magistrates to inspect child shelter homes and women shelter homes in the state.

File photo of Nitish Kumar

He also ordered that adequate security arrangements should be made at the shelter homes.

It comes days after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav hold a protest at Jantar Mantar, which turned into a show of opposition unity as various leaders like Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Left leaders, including D Raja and Sitaram Yechury.

Opposition parties have alleged the Bihar government of not taking enough action into the matter and shielding Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the case.

Former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and his party RJD have demanded the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister.

The incident came to light when Bihar's social welfare department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home, conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai (TISS).

FIRs were filed on May 31 and July 29 in connection with the case, while the shelter home was sealed on June 14.

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