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Shelter home rapes: Patna HC takes suo motu cognisance

Shelter home rapes: Patna HC takes suo motu cognisance

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Muzaffarpur: Digging work underway in the premises of Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti, a state-run shelter home on Sahu Road in Muzaffarpur to exhume the body of girl who was suspected to be buried after beaten up badly; on July 23, 2018.  Last week, a medical examination of 44 girls belonging to the home revealed that 21 were raped at Balika Grih. The district police have arrested an official of the home. (Photo: IANS)
Patna, July 25 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the rape of over 20 minor girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur and asked the state government to be ready with its explanation when the case comes up for hearing on Thursday.
The court took notice of media reports and fixed July 26 for further hearing in the case, a government lawyer said.
The sexual abuse came to light during a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Last week, a medical examination of 44 inmates revealed that 21 were raped.
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