Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Brajesh Thakur, 18 others convicted by POCSO court
A POCSO court has convicted 19 persons, including the main accused Brajesh Thakur in the Muzzafarpur shelter home case January. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha convicted the Thakur under multiple counts of aggravated penetrative sexual assault and gangrape.
The shelter home was run by Thakur, former MLA of Bihar People’s Party (BPP). The accused included 12 men and eight women. The accused people broke down before the judge right after the verdict was announced. They told the judge that they did not touch anyone inside the shelter home, some women buried their heads and sobbed.
Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha has set January 28 to hear the arguments on quantum of sentence. The case had come to light after a report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to the Bihar government on May 26, 2018, claimed that some minor girls at the shelter house were being sexually abused.…
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