CBI arrested him from a remote part of Muzaffarpur district.

Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case

The doctor used to travel to the shelter home owned by Brajesh Thakur (pictured above) to administer the injections.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ashwani, the bogus doctor, practised in Kurhani block of Muzaffarpur District
  • He was arrested late on Tuesday by CBI
  • CBI received information that Ashwani used to visit the shelter home to administer injections

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a bogus doctor who is alleged to have administered sedative-laces injections to inmates of now infamous shelter home in Muzaffarpur. The quack was arrested from a remote part of the Muzaffarpur district late on Tuesday.

Ashwani, the bogus doctor, was arrested and brought to CBI camp office by the investigating agency following information that he allegedly used to visit the shelter home to administer injections to inmates.

Ashwani practised quackery in Kurhani block of Muzaffarpur District.

Two close aides of Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the shelter home sex scandal case, including his associate Saista Parveen alias Madhu were arrested by the CBI on Tuesday, officials said.

Meanwhile, new findings have revealed that five girls died at the shelter home run by Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti shelter home and not just two, as was reported earlier.

The extensive saga of sexual exploitation, rape and murder in Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal came to light in an audit report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to the state’s social welfare department.

An FIR was lodged on May 31 against 11 people, including Thakur, who was running the shelter home.

The probe was later taken over by the CBI and so far 17 people, including Thakur, have been arrested. On Tuesday, state minister Manju Verma was also arrested in the case.

Verma had stepped down as the minister for social welfare in August, following reports that her husband, Chandrashekhar Verma, had close links with Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal. Over 30 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter home.

Verma had been evading arrest in the case filed by the CBI. She had been in hiding for over two months.

She surrendered on Tuesday before a court in Begusarai in connection with an Arms Act case that surfaced in course of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal.

(With PTI inputs)

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