CBI IN Chargesheet, Girls Made To Dance To Vulgar Songs At Bihar Home, Raped By "Guests"

CBI IN Chargesheet, Girls Made To Dance To Vulgar Songs At Bihar Home, Raped By "Guests"

CBI IN Chargesheet, Girls Made To Dance To Vulgar Songs At Bihar Home, Raped By "Guests" 

New Delhi: The young girls at the government-run shelter in Bihar's Muzaffarpur were forced to dance to vulgar songs, sedated and raped being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation for a massive sex scandal with links to influential politicians and bureaucrats. Details like these were mentioned in the 73-page chargesheet filed by the probing agency against Brajesh Thakur, the mainn accused who operated the shelter for several years.

Apart from Brajesh Thakur, other 20 accused people,  including the staff of the home - have been charged with serious crimes under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act or POCSO Act. As mentioned in the chargesheet, the young girls were forced to wear revealing clothes, dance to "Bhojpuri songs", drugged and made to lie down. The central probing agency also said that they were raped in that state by "guests" of Brajesh Thakur.

The CBI says, Girls who resisted were beaten and tortured.

A social audit report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS revealed the sexual exploitation of dozens of girls in the government-run shelter over a period of 10 years. After the medical test were conducted, it was found out that as many as 34 of the 42 girls at the home were sexually assaulted. The four-storey home has now been razed.

The main accussed, Brajesh Thakur a well politically connected man was said to be close to politicians in the ruling Janata Dal (United) government. Mr Thakur was described  as "a very influential man" and recommended shifting him to a jail outside the state to prevent any "obstruction to the ongoing probe" by the Top Court.

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal has used the scandal and accused the Nitish Kumar government of backing Brajesh Thakur. Manju Verma, the  Social Welfare Minister of Bihar had resigned after investigations revealed that her husband, Chandrashekhar Verma, had spoken to the main accused several times between January and June.