Muzaffarpur, Aug 3: As many as 34 girls were sedated, tortured, raped, burnt and starved by administration and visitors of a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case came to light in a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences which based on the conversation with several girls at the home. The girls alleged that not just visitors but Brajesh Thakur, owner of the shelter home, also used to sexually abuse the girls. Also Read - Supreme Court to Hear Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape, Murder Case of 11 Girls Today

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Cases: Girls Used to Cut Themselves to Avoid Being Forced Into 'Ganda Kaam'

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Cases: Girls Used to Cut Themselves to Avoid Being Forced Into 'Ganda Kaam'

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However, long before the social audit report came out, a report on a pathetic living condition of the girls, by an inspection team, was also sent across but no action was taken, an NDTV report said. Harpal Kaur, the head of Bihar state commission for protection of child rights, said that they had sent reminders as well but nothing happened. Recalling her visit to the shelter home, Kaur said that she hadn’t felt right about it. Also Read - Muzaffarpur Shelter Case: Supreme Court Pulls up Nageswara Rao, CBI For Contempt of Court, Says God Help You

She said that the shelter home used to keep the girls locked up. She had even pulled up the staff and told them that this is not a way of keeping children. “When I spoke with them affectionately, spoke how I was like a mother to them…. three or four of them started crying but did not say why they were in tears. Finally, one said she didn’t like it at the home,” she told NDTV.

Earlier it was reported that 29 girls were sedated and sexually abused. “It was not 29, but 34 girls who were raped at the Muzaffarpur shelter home,” Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harpreet Kaur said.

Girls at the shelter home revealed that they used to cut their hands and legs to avoid being tortured and forced into “ganda kaam (sexual abuse)”. One of the inmates alleged that the administration used to mix “kide ki dawai” in her food after which he used to feel sleepy. “Sedatives were mixed in my food due to which I used to feel dizzy I was asked by the aunties to sleep in Brajesh sir’s room and they used to talk about some visitor coming there I used to find my pant thrown on the floor when I got up in the morning,” 10-year-old victim of the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases told TOI.