Last year, an audit by Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS brought to attention the rampant abuse going on in the house for the last ten years.
Thakur, a politically connected man, ran the home for several years. Along with him, 20 other accused, including the staff and former Bihar minister Manju Verma, were booked for serious crimes under the POCSO Act.
Child rights activist advocate KD Mishra said, "Section 19 of the POCSO Act clearly stipulates that any person having the knowledge of an offense shall provide information to the police. Why the officers did not report the matter?"