Girls at govt-funded shelter home allege rape, killing

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Girls of a government-funded shelter home here have alleged that one of their fellow inmates was beaten to death and buried at the premises of the facility, and several were raped.

Following the allegations, the Bihar Police has launched a probe and dug up the grounds of the shelter home, but are yet to find the body.

Muzaffarpur SSP Harpreet Kaur said, “We are carrying out the excavation based on the statement given by one of the girls. The spot has been identified by her.”

More than 40 girls are lodged at the shelter home and medical reports suggest that more than half of them may have had sexual intercourse at some point of time, she said.

The SSP said, “Nothing noteworthy has so far been found from the site during the excavation. However, the area of excavation might be enlarged after further examination of the girl who made the allegation.”

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