In a sensational revelation by CBI in the Supreme Court on Friday, 11 girls were allegedly murdered by key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices and “bundle of bones” recovered from a burial ground in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case.
In its affidavit filed in the top court, CBI 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.
The CBI probe into the home run by main accused Brajesh Thakur, who flaunted his connections, makes for a depressing account of helpless young girls, not missed even in death. The probe into the case was transferred to CBI and the agency has charge sheeted 21 people, including Thakur. The inmates, who have spoken of sexual exploitation and missing girls, have given CBI only 11 names.
The matter came up for hearing on Friday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta. CBI said in the affidavit filed on an application which had alleged that it had not conducted a proper probe in the case.
The agency’s affidavit came on an application by social activist Nivedita Jha who alleged that the CBI was trying to protect Thakur and other accused despite the statements of victims.
On scrutiny of the details of these 11 girls entered in the master register (of shelter home), it was found that there were a total of 35 girls with identical/similar names who at one time or the other stayed at Balika Grih, Muzaffarpur.
The petitioner has claimed in her application that the CBI was trying to “shield the real perpetrators” and has intentionally avoided to investigate the leads given by the victims about the outsiders and alleged friends of Brajesh Thakur who were involved in the offence.
The petitioner also claimed that victims have stated in their statement to CBI that they were sent to hotels and were also raped by outsiders and friends of Brajesh Thakur who visited the shelter home.