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Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: SC Asks CBI to Complete Probe Into Alleged Murder of 11 Girls in 2 Weeks, Next Hearing on June 3

Muzaffarpur shelter home: The SC has asked the CBI to complete probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls in two weeks time.

Published: May 6, 2019 1:21 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta

Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: In another development in Muzaffarpur shelter home case, the Supreme Court on Monday the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  to complete the ongoing investigation into the alleged murder of 11 girls and file a status report, in two weeks time.

Further, the top court bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said the matter would be heard by a vacation bench on June 3 keeping in view the urgency of the case.

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Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, told the court that 11 girls are alleged to have been murdered in the Muzaffarpur shelter home and in one of the matters the agency has also recovered bones from a burial ground. Venugopal, however, told the court it will not be possible for the CBI to complete the probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls by June 3.

In a major breakthrough in the case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on May 4 informed the apex court that 11 girls were allegedly murdered by key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices. The probe agency told the apex court that it has recovered a bundle of bones from an alleged burial ground.

Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home. The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The probe into the case was transferred to the CBI and the agency has charge sheeted 21 people, including Thakur.

(With agency inputs)

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