Muzaffarpur, July 28: The Nitish Kumar government came under sharp criticism from the opposition’s Tejashwi Yadav after a total of 34 girls were confirmed raped, tortured, and starved at a state-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur. Yadav accused the 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”. Also Read - 71 Bodies Fished Out From Ganga in Bihar So Far, All Floated Downstream From UP: Minister

“Several drugs & things related to abortion were being used at the shelter home. Still, the main suspect Brajesh Thakur is being protected by govt. When will he be arrested? Till when minor girls will be raped in the state?” asked the RJD leader. He further called the Nitish Kumar government a “Rakshas Raj” and compared the Bihar government with that of Ravana and Duryodhana‘s from the Indian epics. Also Read - We May Give Responsibility To Army: Patna High Court Slams Nitish Govt Over COVID Management

“Yahan toh Draupadi ka cheerharan ho raha hai, Duryodhana kar raha hai. Sita maiya ka apharan Ravana kar raha hai. Yahan toh Rakshas Raj kaayam ho gaya hai. Ravana aur Duryodhana ki sarkar chal rahi hai,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Also Read - Bihar Lockdown: Complete Shutdown Announced Till May 15. Check Full List of Restrictions Here

As many as 34 girls were tortured, raped, burnt and starved by operators and visitors in a shelter home in Bihar. Earlier the number was reported to be 29. “It was not 29, but 34 girls who were raped at the Muzaffarpur shelter home,” Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harpreet Kaur said. Under pressure from the opposition, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had ordered a CBI inquiry in the case.

The Bihar shelter home assault case came to light in a social audit report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. The report was based on the conversation with several girls at the home. “This is balatkar raj (rape culture). The Ravana-Duryodhana Raj has made it difficult for the women and children to step out from their houses,” Yadav said.