Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes: CBI freezes bank accounts of main accused Brajesh Thakur, arrests four suspects
The Muzaffarpur horror came to light when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home conducted by the TISS
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested four persons including an Assistant Director of the Social Welfare Department in Bihar in connection with its ongoing investigation into the shelter home rape case in Muzaffarpur of the state.
The CBI said that the agency has arrested Rosy Rani, Assistant Director, and three others - Santosh, Guddu and Vijay - from Muzaffarpur and Sonepur of Bihar.
Rani, who was responsible for carrying out inspection at the shelter homes, is being investigated for abetment under the POCSO Act. "The girls shared their ordeal with Rani but she didn't take any action," the official said.
The other three are staffers of main accused Brajesh Thakur. "The agency has also frozen 20 bank accounts of Thakur," he added.
The Muzaffarpur horror came to light when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai that mentioned incidents of rapes of minor girls.
The Dera chief is already serving jail time of 20 years for raping his women followers
Following an FIR, the agency conducted searches at nine locations, including residential and office premises of the accused in Mumbai and Kolhapur
An analysis of the latest NCRB data by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) revealed that among 28,327 children who were victims of crimes reported under the POCSO Act, 28,058 were girls