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Bihar Shelter home rape case: CM Nitish Kumar opens on Muzaffarpur rapes case, calls it 'shameful'; promise for strict action

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 August 2018, 14:44 IST

Finally days after the heinous and brutal torture and rapes cases of 30 plus minors in Bihar government shelter home burst out, state chief minister Nitish Kumar broke his silence and called the case 'shameful' and promised for a strict action into it. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the incident has brought shame to the entire state while assuring that severe punishment will be given to those guilty.

While speaking at an event in Patna, Nitish said that though CBI is probing the case, the high court should also monitor the progress being made in the investigation.

"Muzaffarpur mein aisi ghatana ghat gayi ki hum sharamsaar ho gaye. CBI jaanch kar rahi hai, high court iski monitoring kare (Our heads hang in shame after what happened in Muzaffarpur. The CBI is investigating the matter....high court should also monitor it)," Nitish Kumar said.

"I would like to assure everyone that no leniency will be shown towards anyone, all those found guilty will be severely punished," the CM added.

Nitish Kumar's has been repeatedly targeted by the opposition over the matter, mainly RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who has accused him of trying to shield the accused over links with the ruling Janata Dal-United. His statement comes after the case came just hours after Yadav questioned the CM's silence.

"Nitish Chacha, I will force you to break your criminal silence on the most horrifying Institutional mass rape of the world that happened right under your nose. How can you afford to sleep as a CM wherein 34 innocent girls hv been repeatedly raped by ur close aides?" tweeted Tejashwi who is leading relentless attacks in the JDU-BJP government in Bihar.

At least 3 of the 42 minor girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, which was run by one Brajesh Thakur's NGO 'Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti' were sexually assaulted and tortured repeatedly. The state government had on July 26 recommended a CBI inquiry into the matter. 

First published: 3 August 2018, 14:44 IST
 
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