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‘Sexual abuses’ in Bihar shelter homes: Centre to consider CBI probe after State's request

Grave turn: Police personnel digging up a spot at a shelter in Muzaffarpur where a rape victim was allegedly buried.

Grave turn: Police personnel digging up a spot at a shelter in Muzaffarpur where a rape victim was allegedly buried.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of girls being sexually abused in Bihar shelter homes and asserted that the Centre would consider a CBI enquiry once the State government made a request.

Mr. Singh was responding to Congress member Ranjeet Ranjan’s demand for a CBI enquiry under court supervision into the matter, in the Lok Sabha.

Raising the issue in the Zero Hour, Ms. Ranjan said the safety of the girls must be ensured. She alleged that shelter homes for girls were being made hubs of prostitution.

Just before Ms. Ranjan, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav raised the issue in the Lower House.

He said that when ''Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao was being talked, how protecting the honour of girls had become a challenge, and many “Nirbhaya-like” incidents were happening.

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