A shelter home in Muzaffarpur in Bihar was caught in the eye of the storm after sexual abuse of girls came to the light. The prime accused in the sex abuse case, Brajesh Thakur, is in police custody.
Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case was just the tip of the iceberg.
Sexual abuse, varying in forms and degree of intensity, was prevalent in almost all shelter homes in Bihar, a TISS report made public by the Bihar government said.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), which had conducted social audit of short stay homes across Bihar, has found certain institutions “stood out in a manner that was appalling”.