6 officers suspended for exhibiting a sloppy conduct on Bihar shelter home audit report

6 officers of child protection unit of Bihar have been suspended for reportedly showing a sloppy attitude over a report that was made by an independent agency that first channelled the attention to the gory details of the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

The opposition has been ever since the surfacing of the case asking the Bihar government to show a speedy stance so as to solve the matter swiftly.

The department of social welfare has suspended six assistant directors of the child protection unit for not taking any action despite being supplied with all of the information concerning the situation that has been prevailing at the shelter home where the children were raped and drugged.

The officers belonged to the districts of Munger, Araria, Bhagalpur, Munger, Bhojpur, Muzaffarpur, and Madhubani. The case is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The horrendous details of the case came to the furore when an FIR was filed by the social welfare department based on a social audit of the shelter home by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

At the shelter home situated in Muzaffarpur, little girls of 7-year-old were drugged, raped and were forced to sleep naked burnt with boiling water by its owner and its staff who had political connections, revealed a police charge-sheet.

Being under the attack from the opposition, Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar has termed the case to be “shameful” and promised uncompromised and stringent action.

He said, “What has happened has shamed us. It is a sin. Such cases should not happen again. Those responsible for this should be taught a lesson,” stated Mr. Kumar at the launch of a government welfare scheme for girls earlier this week.

“We have always said the guilty will not be spared… (An institutional mechanism) is needed to prevent such incidents since the society is inhabited by all kinds of people and they may indulge in perverse acts at the slightest opportunity”.

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