Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case: Supreme Court Pulls up Bihar Government, Asks 'Who is Giving Tax-Payers' Money to Shelter Homes?'
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Bihar, August 7: The entire nation shook as the news of the horrific case of sexual abuse inside the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home came forward. The tragic incident where 34 minor girl inmates were raped has put everyone to shame. Commenting on the incident, the Supreme Court has slammed the Bihar government over the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases. According to an ANI report, the Apex Court asked- 'Who is giving tax-payers' money to shelter homes?'

The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a press conference on Monday, blamed the system for the shelter home rape case. The shelter home in Muzaffarpur was managed by the NGO named Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti and was run by Brajesh Thakur. The worst is Thakur instead of being in the jail, is in the hospital for the last one month. Citing health issues, Thakur was reportedly shifted to jail from the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur on June 27. It was on June 2, that he was arrested, but he continued to be in the hospital rather than in jail, citing health issues.

Kumar in his press conference directed all district magistrates to inspect child and women shelter homes running in the state. He ordered that adequate security arrangements should also be made at the shelter homes to ensure the safety of the inmates. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken charge of the Muzaffarpur shelter home case and the team has already reached the place for further investigation.

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav took a dig at Nitish Kumar and the latter's way of putting the blame on others in handling the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

Commenting on the horrific cases of sexual abuse against inmates from Muzaffarpur and Deoria shelter homes, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said, "It’s not only frightening, it makes me sad. I know there will be many more because, for years and years, we have paid no attention, apart from giving them money." She further proposed MPs to go to institutions in their constituencies, and give her reports. "I'll take immediate action. A long-term solution is to make large homes for 1000 women, 1000 children, with all-women staff rather than small centres. I'll sanction money, " said Gandhi, according to an ANI update.