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Police recover missing Bihar shelter home girl

The Muzaffarpur horror had come to light in May 2018 when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) social audit.

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New Delhi Published on: February 27, 2019 13:23 IST
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Police recover missing Bihar shelter home girl

The last of the seven of Bihar shelter home girls who had escaped from a short-stay home here four days ago, have been traced to Madhubani district. The other six were recovered by the police within 24 hours of their escape.

The 16-year-old is a resident of West Bengal and one of the prime witnesses in the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror case, who along with a few others were put up at the Mokama home in Patna district.

Special Superintendent of Police Babu Ram said here that the last of the remaining missing girls, was recovered by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) from Madhubani.

The SIT has also detained three youths, who were with the girl at the time of the recovery.

"A police officer has been interrogating the girl as well as three youths to know more about their escapade," Babu Ram said.

According to sources in the police headquarters here, seven special teams were looking for the girl in Bihar and West Bengal over the last three days.

This particular girl had, in her confessional statement, reportedly revealed names of several persons, including top government officers and powerful politicians, who would regularly visit the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

The horror had came to light in May 2018 when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) social audit.

"She had shocked police officers during the probe by revealing that the main accused (in Muzaffarpur shelter home case) Brajesh Thakur often took her and some other girls out of the shelter home to unknown places where his guests sexually exploited them," said Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Amit Kumar. 

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