Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur
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. Reportedly, the team is still at the spot and digging is underway. When the horrifying case came to light, a police team had also dug the shelter home after it was alleged girls were buried there.
Five human skeletons found by CBI team
Muzaffarpur shelter home case: CBI has reached a cremation site in Sikandarpur for further investigation. Digging of the site underway. 5 human skeletons have been found in the digging. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/KBE341aCsR— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
Main accused in case is lodged in jail
The main accused in the case, Brajesh Thakur (the owner of the state-run NGO) is lodged at the jail in Muzaffarpur. It is alleged he raped over 30 girls in the home. In April, TISS flagged rampant abuse at the home, including sexual harassment. There were allegations an inmate had been killed and buried in the premises.
After TISS report, investigation was launched, revealed horrifying details
An investigation was launched and barbaric details emerged. The girls were drugged, raped, thrashed, and starved for protesting abuse. A minor was reportedly killed and buried inside the premises. This incident led to nationwide outrage with the Opposition protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.
Last month, SC lifted ban on media reporting
About media coverage in the case, the Patna High Court had put a blanket ban, which was challenged in the apex court. Last month, the SC lifted the ban but asked the media to restrain from sensationalizing the case. SC reiterated that media bodies can't publish images of victims of sexual abuse, even after morphing or blurring them.