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Girls went missing are believed to be alive, bones found are of adults

The CJI took note of the A-G’s submission and said there is nothing to doubt his comments which are based on the status report by the CBI

New Delhi: There is a twist to Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home case, the CBI on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that no girl was killed inside the home and that all 35 ‘missing’ girls have been found alive.

Representing the CBI, Attorney General KK Venugopal, said that the agency has investigated allegations of murders, but has found all the inmates alive.

“The CBI investigated the charges and found everyone alive. Nobody has been killed,” the law officer submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.

Venugopal said that the site where some skeletons and bones had been found was also examined. “Bones were sent to the forensic laboratory for research and it was not of any girl. One was of a man from lower down the hip and another was of a woman. But no girl was killed,” added Venugopal.

He also highlighted that NIMHANS provided counseling to the girls and when they were interviewed, they also came out clear that nobody had been murdered.

The CJI took note of the A-G’s submission and said there is nothing to doubt his comments which are based on the status report by the CBI.

The amicus in the case, lawyer Aparna Bhat, has said that she wasn’t aware of these details since the copies of the CBI status report had not been given to her.

The Supreme court, for the time being, did not pass any order on sharing the status report with her but expressed satisfaction at the investigation.

Earlier there were reports that many inmates had not just been raped but also murdered inside the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

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