Darbhanga: At least six out of seven girls, who went missing from a shelter home in Bihar’s Mokama,were found by the police on Saturday evening. These also included five victims of the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
On Saturday, at least seven girls went missing from a shelter home in Bihar’s Mokama town, as reported by ANI. A missing report was filed in the case. Efforts are on to locate the remaining girl.
District Magistrate Patna, Kumar Ravi had told ANI earlier that a missing report for the seven girls had been registered and a hunt was launched to locate the girls.
In an earlier incident, over 30 girls were allegedly raped at a shelter home run in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur by Brajesh Thakur, the head of a state-funded NGO. The sexual abuse of the girls was first highlighted in an audit report submitted by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (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.
On Saturday, the hearing in Muzaffarpur shelter home case at Special POCSO court in Saket was adjourned. February 25, Monday has been fixed as the date on which the remaining accused will be produced before the court.
The main accused in the case, Brajesh Thakur, was produced before the Delhi court on February 22 while the seven other accused were produced yesterday. The other accused include Shaista Parveen alias Madhu who ran the many businesses of Brajesh Thakur, Mohd Sahil alias Vicky, Brajesh Thakur’s uncle Ramanuj, a former Child Welfare Committee president Dilip Verma and the state-funded shelter homes manager Ramashankar Singh.
The top court had expressed serious dissatisfaction with the pace of investigations and slammed the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar for dilly-dallying.