Patna:  At least seven girls have gone missing from a shelter home in Bihar’s Mokama town, news agency ANI reported. A missing report has been filed in the case. Further, efforts are on to locate the girls.

Kumar Ravi, District Magistrate Patna told ANI, “A missing report for the seven girls has been registered. We’re trying to locate the girls.”

More details are awaited.

In an earlier incident which the Supreme Court termed as “disturbing”, over 30 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter home run in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur by Brajesh Thakur, the head of a state-funded NGO. The alleged sexual exploitation of the girls was first highlighted in an audit report submitted by TISS to the state’s social welfare department. An FIR was lodged against 11 people, including Thakur, on May 31. The probe was later taken over by the CBI in July. The sexual abuse of 34 of the 42 inmates was confirmed in their medical examination.