Bihar’s Madhepura lawmaker Rajesh Ranjan aka Pappu Yadav on Monday raised the issue of rape of minors in the government-run shelter home and demanded a CBI probe into it.
“The issue of rape with the daughters of Bihar in the shelter home has brought a shame to the state,” Mr Yadav said in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour.
“We demand a Central Bureau Investigation inquiry into the rapes of the girls at the shelter home,” he said.
The remarks of the suspended Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, who has since formed his own party Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), have come in the wake of reports that over 40 inmates of the shelter home were raped.
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday in a series of tweets said, “In rarest of rare case of rape in Bihar, 40 minor girls between the age of seven to 17 years were repeatedly raped under one roof for months in a state sponsored shelter home.
“Even a girl was murdered and buried in the same premises. The patron of NGO is…