Bihar Social Minister Manju Sharma had an encounter with media while she was leaving after the inauguration ceremony of ‘Kanya Utthan Yojana’ (Girls upliftment project). There she was asked by the media about the delay in the investigation into the rape cases of Muzaffarpur shelter home and about oppositions demand for her resignation. Over the questions, the bodyguards of the minister attacked journalists where at least three media persons got injured.
The media had asked the minister that why there was a delay of two months in the enquiry after the ‘Tata Institute of Social Science’ had reported. At this, she remained silent. When another media person asked her reactions over her declaration of resignation if her husband is proved guilty or having any cordial relations with the main accused Brijesh Thakur, her bodyguard approached the journalist and started to exchange fists.
Earlier, breaking his silence Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that we are ashamed of the incidents in Muzaffarpur shelter home and who so ever is found guilty in this case will be punished.
42 girls living in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur were repeatedly raped, tortured, given sedatives and went through a whole lot of tortures. The shelter home was a government-funded NGO. The medical report has proved 29 out of 42 girls had sexual contacts. The girls are in a state of mental trauma. The doctors are trying hard to treat them.