New Delhi, May 4: Keeping forward a major sensational revelation, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday informed the Supreme Court that 11 girls were allegedly murdered by key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices. Stating ahead the CBI also informed that ‘bundle of bones’ was recovered from a burial ground in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case.
Placing its affidavit that was filed in the apex court, CBI stated that from the statement of victims recorded during the probe, names of 11 girls have emerged, who were said to be allegedly murdered by Thakur and his accomplices. The probe agency said that on the pointing out of one of the accused, a particular spot in a burial ground was excavated from where a bundle of bones was recovered.
The infamous Muzaffarpur shelter case was brought into limelight months ago where several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused. The issue came into light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The probe into the case was transferred to CBI and the agency has charge-sheeted 21 people, including Brajesh Thakur.
The CBI official said, "During investigation, from the statement of victims recorded by IOs (investigating officers) and NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences) team, names of 11 girls emerged who were said to be allegedly murdered by the accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices".
"Based on the facts revealed by one accused, namely Guddu Patel during his interrogation, a particular spot in burial ground as identified by accused Guddu Patel was excavated and a bundle of bones were recovered from the spot," CBI said in the affidavit filed on an application which had alleged that it had not conducted a proper probe in the case.
The bench said that it would issue a formal notice to the CBI on the application and the agency would file its response within four weeks.
The CBI said that investigation regarding allegations of murder was carried out by them soon after revelations were made by the victims.
"On scrutiny of the details of these 11 girls entered in the master register (of shelter home), it was found that there were a total of 35 girls with identical/similar names who at one time or the other stayed at Balika Grih, Muzaffarpur," it said, adding that "as per revelation made by the inmates before IOs, all the alleged burial grounds were excavated by local police/CBI.
It said that further investigation on this aspect is still going on. The CBI said that allegations regarding involvement of outsiders, who used to physically or sexually abuse the girls, have been properly investigated by them and accused have also been chargesheeted as per the revelation made by the victims.