Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: CBI probe if only state govt recommends, says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, July 24: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured CBI inquiry into Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case if only the state government recommends agency probe. Rajnath Singh was replying to Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan's demand for the CBI probe.
Rajnath Singh said, "If state government recommends this, we will consider a CBI inquiry."
According to Patnadaily, 40 children at the Muzaffarpur shelter home were said to be sexually abused. This was confirmed by Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harpreet Kaur adding an FIR was lodged against the staff of Sewa Sankalp Ewam Vikas Samiti, an NGO, on May 31.
Police investigation at the shelter home premises
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur, on Monday, July 23, 2018. So far, 10 people have been arrested and a chargesheet will be filed against them. Muzaffarpur Police dug up premises of shelter home where a girl was allegedly beaten to death and buried. The digging took place based on the statement of one of the victims. The girl said a girl was killed after disagreement with staff members of the shelter home.
Police escorts children out of shelter home
Police personnel escort children out of a government-funded shelter, in Muzaffarpur, on Monday, July 23, 2018. A girl of a government shelter home has alleged that one of her fellow inmates was beaten to death and buried at the premises of the facility, and several were raped. PTI Photo
Police seizes documents from shelter home
Security official carries documents as further investigation takes place at a government-funded shelter home, in Muzaffarpur.
Former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav alleged that owner of the NGO that runs the shelter home is close to CM Nitish Kumar. Tejashwi said, " Owner of the NGO that runs the shelter home is close to CM Nitish Kumar, had even campaigned for him in elections."
RJD senior leader Rabri Devi with party legislators stages a protest against Bihar shelter rape case, during the Monsoon session of the state Assembly, in Patna on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (PTI Photo)