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Kejriwal seeks quick justice for victims for Muzaffarpur shelter-home case

He was addressing a gathering at Jantar Mantar here during a protest, in which leaders of a number of opposition parties joined to show solidarity with the victims.


PTI 04 Aug 2018, 05:32 PM India

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought quick justice and "hanging" of the guilty within three months in connection with the alleged rape of young girls at a shelter-home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

He was addressing a gathering at Jantar Mantar here during a protest, in which leaders of a number of opposition parties joined to show solidarity with the victims.

Recalling the Nirbhaya gangrape incident of 2012 in Delhi, Kejriwal said a probe should be hastened to give death sentence to the accused of such heinous crimes.

"I demand that this case is probed in three months and the accused be hanged, irrespective of which party they belong to," he said.

The Delhi chief minister alleged that the accused have connections with influential people.

"The case had been flagged and civil society had warned about it, but still the torture of the girls continued. It shows the accused involved in it have connections with influential people," he alleged.

The Muzaffarpur shelter home incident had come to light in a social audit conducted by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

An FIR was lodged by the state social welfare department in June, which led to the arrest of 10 people.

Medical reports have confirmed sexual abuse of more than 30 girls formerly lodged at the shelter home, which has since been sealed. The case was handed over to the CBI last week.

"People who are trying to protect the accused are bigger culprits," Kejriwal said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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