Court reserves verdict in Bihar rape case

first_imgA Delhi court on Monday reserved judgment in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case in Bihar.Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshrestha reserved the judgement on conclusion of final arguments. Main accused Brajesh Thakur and 20 others are facing trial. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at the shelter home.The court had on March 30 framed charges of rape, criminal conspiracy, sexual assault, drugging of minors and criminal intimidation against the accused, and the trial began on April 3.Thakur, whose NGO, Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti, managed the shelter home, was charged under the POCSO Act, including Section 6 (aggravated sexual assault). The offence attracts punishment from 10 years to life imprisonment.On February 7, the Supreme Court transferred the case from Bihar to the POCSO court in Saket District Courts complex with a direction to conclude the trial within six months.The Tata Institute of Social Sciences had blown the lid off on the assault on the minor girls at the home while conducting social audit of such homes in the State.last_img

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