Patna: A case has been registered after four women were found missing from a shelter home in Bihar’s Patna on Sunday, reported news agency ANI.

The police have begun a search operation to find the women who went missing from the Asha Kiran shelter home.

The incident comes months after 34 girls were allegedly raped at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur. The alleged sexual exploitation of the girls was first highlighted in an audit report submitted by the 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.

Because of the political connections of Brajesh Thakur and the involvement of government officials and the apparent delay in investigation and CBI interference, the case drew criticism of Nitish Kumar’s government by opposition and the Supreme Court.

During the last hearing on October 25, the Supreme Court termed as “horrible”, “scary” and “terrible” the details placed before it by the CBI in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur also directed CBI and the Bihar government to file status report to explain the delay in tracing the whereabouts of former state minister Manju Verma’s husband Chandrashekhar Verma.

The top court had in September asked Bihar Police to probe the alleged recovery of large quantity of ammunition from the former minister and her husband.