Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Survivor Allegedly Gang Raped & Threatened

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A 26-year-old woman who was also in Muzaffarpur Shelter home of Bihar has alleged that she was abducted by four masked men and was raped and threatened.

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A 26-year-old woman has in Bettiah town of Bihar has alleged that she was abducted by four masked men and was raped and threatened. Notably, the woman was staying in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home right before the scandal broke in 2018. After the scandal, she was staying with her parents in the West Champaran district of Bihar. Speaking to Republic TV, the girl alleged that the men abducted her. She also alleged rape and threatening. The women also revealed that she had left her home last year in June and she had taken shelter in Muzaffarpur shelter home. After that, she was sent to Mokama shelter home from where her family members brought her back home. She added that the govt at that time had provided her compensation of 7 lakh Rs. Bihar Police is investigating the case and is waiting for the medical examination report, as per reports.

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Survivor's statement

Speaking to Republic TV from Bettiah's hospital, the survivor said: "I was going to my sister-in-law's place to sleep. I didn't know (that someone was following me). A Scorpio came and stopped beside me. They stepped outside, grabbed me and made me sit inside. I didn't know, the four men had their faces covered. After travelling a certain distance, I removed the veil off their faces and two of them removed their face veils themselves. I instantly recognized them. I asked them what they were doing there. They told me that I wouldn't face any problem and asked me to go with them. Then after a while, they began to force themselves upon me. (unclear) I told them to take me home. After raping me, they threatened to kill me if I complained to my family members about the incident. They also said that they would abduct my family members if I filed a complaint with the police. They warned me not to speak a word about the incident."

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Muzaffarpur shelter home case

In 2018, the massive shelter home scandal broke. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The probe into the case was transferred to the CBI and the agency has charge-sheeted 21 people, including Thakur. In its affidavit filed in the top court earlier, the CBI has stated that from the statement of victims recorded during the probe, names of 11 girls have emerged, who were said to be allegedly murdered by Thakur and his accomplices.

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"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 has 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 has said in the affidavit filed on an application which had alleged that it had not conducted a proper probe in the case.

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