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Muzaffarpur Shelter home case: Assistant Director of Social Welfare Department suspended


Patna, Aug 5: The Assistant Director of Social Welfare Department Devesh Kumar suspended for delay in taking action in Muzaffarpur shelter home, Bihar after TISS social audit report. The girls alleged that not just visitors but Brajesh Thakur, owner of the shelter home, also used to sexually abuse them.

Muzaffarpur Shelter home case: Assistant Director of Social Welfare Department suspended

Following the TISS report, the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United (JDU) government in Bihar came under sharp criticism from the Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav. He accused the state government of shielding the main accused in the Bihar shelter home assault case and asked if he will be arrested "when minor girls will be raped in the state".

The investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case found that 29 of the 34 minors were sexually exploited. 11 employees of the shelter home were arrested so far including Brajesh Thakur, the owner of NGO Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti.

Earlier on Saturday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi joined the protest called by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav against the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases and asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to prove that he's ashamed of the incidents.

"If Nitish Kumar is really ashamed, he should quickly take action....Prove it by your work," he said before the leaders from various political parties led the candle march to protest against the case.

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