Nitish directs DMs to inspect shelter homes

Muzaffarpur: In the wake of Muzaffarpur shelter home alleged rape cases, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday directed all district magistrates to inspect child and women shelter homes running in the state.

Kumar ordered that adequate security arrangements should also be made at the shelter homes to ensure safety of the inmates.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken charge of the Muzaffarpur shelter home case and team has already reached Muzaffarpur for further investigation. They have collected all documents related to the case from the Social Welfare Department of Patna and the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The case came to light following a report of TISS in April.

Last month, 11 employees of the shelter home were arrested and 44 girls were rescued. The shelter home was run by Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the case who is behind bars now.

On August 1, the Bihar Police raided another shelter home run by Thakur after a case was registered against him over disappearance of 11 girls.