Articles about Brajesh Thakur
Brajesh Thakur, along with 18 other people, was convicted of sexually assaulting over 40 minor girls in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in 2020. Thakur headed several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Bihar, including the Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti. The NGO ran an old-age home, a vocational training center, a center for handicrafts, and the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home for girls where the crimes were committed. The incident was first highlighted in 2018, when the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) brought out a report alleging sexual crimes against girls in the shelter home. The Bihar Government was criticized for its alleged reluctance to pursue the case and in 2019, the case was transferred out of Bihar to Delhi. In 2020, Thakur was among the 19 people convicted for the crimes and was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
18 Mar 2020Entertainment
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11 Feb 2020India
On Tuesday, Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home where minors were raped, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.
20 Jan 2020India
Brajesh Thakur, who ran a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur where minor girls were raped and assaulted, was held guilty by a Delhi court today.
08 Jan 2020India
Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.
05 May 2019India
In a major development which is sure to make the Muzaffarpur shelter-home case bleaker, CBI told Supreme Court on Friday that 11 girls who had gone missing from the premises might have been killed.
31 Mar 2019Politics
Union Minister Giriraj Singh and NDA's candidate from Begusarai shared the stage with Manju Verma, a former Bihar minister and accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, on Saturday.
24 Feb 2019India
Seven minor girls, including five witnesses of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, went missing from another establishment in Bihar but were found hours later.
08 Feb 2019Politics
RJD national president Lalu Prasad has flayed his arch-rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Supreme Court's order to transfer Muzaffarpur sex scandal to a POCSO court in Delhi.
07 Jan 2019India
Months after the abuse meted on girls living inside a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar came to light, disturbing details have emerged.
29 Dec 2018India
On Thursday night, during a surprise visit to a shelter home run by an NGO, in Dwarka, the Delhi Commission of Women found that girls were ruthlessly abused by staff.
20 Nov 2018India
On Tuesday, former Bihar social welfare minister Manju Verma, believed to have links to the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, surrendered before a court in the district of Begusarai in Bihar.
30 Oct 2018India
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, to a high-security prison in Punjab's Patiala.
25 Oct 2018India
The Supreme Court on Thursday said the details highlighted in CBI's status report on the Muzaffarpur shelter home case were horrifying and scary.
25 Oct 2018India
The Supreme Court termed the details placed before it by the CBI about the investigation into the case of Bihar's Muzzafarpur shelter home as "horrible" and "scary".
11 Oct 2018India
Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, was today shifted to Special Central Jail in Bhagalpur from the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Jail, Muzaffarpur, a prison official said.
04 Oct 2018India
In the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, the probe team found skeletons from a cremation ground in Sikandarpur, and it is believed to be of one of the victims.
03 Oct 2018India
A CBI team investigating the rape and murder of girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, found 5 skeletons on Wednesday from a cremation site in Sikandarpur.
20 Sep 2018India
The Supreme Court on Thursday ended a ban on media reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, but asked the media to not sensationalize sexual harassment cases.
12 Sep 2018India
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while talking to Times Now, said that "no sexual abuse happened" at the shelter home in Deoria from where 24 girls were rescued after a girl reported sexual abuse and human trafficking in August.
14 Aug 2018India
Weeks after the Muzaffarpur shelter sex scandal shook the entire nation, deaths of two women in another shelter-home of Patna have raised suspicion.
12 Aug 2018India
Police have recovered a list of 40 mobile phone numbers from Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes abuse case, which includes those of some "powerful" people, including a minister.
09 Aug 2018India
The nation is shocked by tales of abuse which have emerged from children shelter homes in UP and Bihar. More disturbing is the fact that in both cases, officials reportedly turned a blind eye for long.
08 Aug 2018India
Manju Verma, Bihar's Social Welfare Department (SWD) Minister has resigned after allegations of her husband Chandeshwar Verma's involvement in the horrendous Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.
06 Aug 2018India
Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, is lodged at a hospital ward inside the Muzaffarpur district jail, and not the barracks, ET reports.
05 Aug 2018Politics
An under-pressure Bihar CM Nitish Kumar decided to address the Muzaffarpur shelter homes case today, but ended up making some disappointing comments.
02 Aug 2018India
The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.
31 Jul 2018India
The probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter sexual abuse case has led to more skeletons tumbling out of accused Brajesh Thakur's closet.
29 Jul 2018India
The Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse racket gets more horrifying by the day. The toll of raped girls has now increased to 34.
23 Jul 2018India
The Bihar police started excavation in a shelter home of Muzaffarpur after it was alleged that a minor was killed and buried there.