DCW writes to Nitish over alleged sexual assault of girls at Muzaffarpur shelter home
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DCW writes to Nitish over alleged sexual assault of girls at Muzaffarpur shelter home

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Jaihind has written to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, expressing her grief over the alleged sexual harassment of girls at the Muzaffarpur shelter home .

DCW chief has questioned the delayed action by the government in the matter.

She has alleged that despite being aware of the case, the government had a not so serious approach towards the matter. She hit out at the government for inaction during the past three months despite being aware of the matter.

Swati Jaihind wanted to know from the Bihar CM about steps being taken by the state government for the well-being and interest of the girls, adding that the DCW team was ready to work for them.

Expressing her grief over the the way the whole matter was being handled by the government, she said,'had your daughter been amongst the 34 girls , would you have reacted in a similar manner and remained mum for such a long time even after knowing that 34 girls were continuously raped again and again in the shelter home.'

A report by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) had alleged sexual and physical abuse of the inmates at such shelter homes in Bihar, in which this one came up as the gravest case.

Ten people , including the owner of the NGO, have been arrested .

The case was taken up by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 29 . (UNI)