In a soul spraining revelation in Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Supreme Court that key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices allegedly killed 11 girls, whose bones were recovered from a burial ground in the state-run accommodation.
In its affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the CBI stated that names of 11 girls have emerged from its investigation who were allegedly murdered by Thakur and his men. The CBI told the court that it has recovered a “bundle of bones” from a burial ground in the shelter home compound on the pointing out of one of the accused persons.
Over 30 girls were allegedly raped and sexually assaulted by Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices at a state-run shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. Brajesh Thakur, a well-known name in the power corridors of Patna, was accused by the girls of forcing them to sleep with him naked.
The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) on the condition of shelter homes across the country. Following people’s outrage over the issue, the probe into the case was transferred to CBI and the agency chargesheeted 21 people, including Thakur.
"During investigation, from the statement of victims recorded by IOs (investigating officers) and NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences) team, names of 11 girls emerged who were said to be allegedly murdered by the accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices," the CBI said.
"Based on the facts revealed by one accused, namely Guddu Patel during his interrogation, a particular spot in burial ground as identified by accused Guddu Patel was excavated and a bundle of bones were recovered from the spot," CBI said in the affidavit filed on an application which had alleged that it had not conducted a proper probe in the case.
The matter came up for hearing on Friday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta. The bench said that it would issue a formal notice to the CBI on the application and the agency would file its response within four weeks.
(With inputs from the agencies)