New Delhi, August 6, News24 Bureau: There is no land for the orphans in India. Where do the orphans of the country go when their protectors become their exploiters. The shelters, which are supposed to give them security and a 'home' they are most unsafe. They are either mistreated or are kept starving or are sexually exploited. Who will understand their trauma?So after the Muzzafarpur shelter home episode where the girls were sexually exploited, the news of another bout of exploitation in yet another shelter home is horrific.The Deoria police on Sunday arrested a couple and rescued 24 girls from a shelter home after its licence was revoked following an inspection by the Central Bureau of Investigation.At last, after a scathing attack from the media and the leader of opposition Tejashwi Yadav in the wake of Muzaffarpur shelter home alleged rape cases, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday directed all district magistrates to inspect child and women shelter homes running in the state.
Kumar ordered that adequate security arrangements should also be made at the shelter homes to ensure the safety of the inmates.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken charge of the Muzaffarpur shelter home case and the team has already reached Muzaffarpur for further investigation. They have collected all documents related to the case from the Social Welfare Department of Patna and the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The case came to light following a report of TISS in April.Last month, 11 employees of the shelter home were arrested and 44 girls were rescued. The shelter home was run by Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the case who is behind bars now.On August 1, the Bihar Police raided another shelter home run by Thakur after a case was registered against him over the disappearance of 11 girls.