Patna: JDU supremo and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar breaks his silence on Muzaffarpur, shelter home rape case and said he is ashamed.
Condemning the incident Chief Minister said that no leniency will be will be shown towards the accused. Nitish Kumar further added that the rape incidents are being investigated by the CBI and are also being monitored by the High Court.
Kumar is facing the ire of opposition parties over the rape of 34 minor girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur. Kumar is under intense pressure to act against the culprits. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has even accused the ruling JDU-BJP government of shielding the culprits.
Yesterday, opposition parties had staged a statewide bandh to protest against the JD(U)-BJP coalition government over its failure in providing security to women. On Thursday, the Supreme Court banned the media from using photographs of the victims even if they have been blurred. In this case, on May 31, an FIR was registered against 11 people, including Brajesh Thakur. Now the CBI has taken the matter into consideration.
The owner of the girls’ shelter, Brajesh Thakur, is said to have political connections.