Girls were starved, drugged, forced to sleep naked, raped
The girls told cops they were starved, drugged, forced to sleep naked, and beaten. A 10-year-old said she was made to sleep in Brajesh's room. They used to cut their hands and legs to escape abuse. 470 girls have been brought here in five years.
Meanwhile, the government has suspended six social welfare department officials, who "failed to report undesirable activities and take timely corrective steps at shelter homes...despite being flagged."
The six - assistant directors of child protection units in Araria, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Madhubani, Munger and Muzaffarpur - were charged with "negligence and dereliction of duty."