Brajesh Thakur has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually and physically assaulting several girls in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. A Delhi court Tuesday sentenced him to imprisonment till his last breath. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshrestha narrated the life imprisonment of Brajesh. The Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case came to light when on 26 May 2018 the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) submitted a report to the Bihar government stating that minor girls were being sexually abused in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home. The court convicted Brajesh Thakur on 20 January.
The court found 19 of the 20 accused guilty of sexual abuse. Brajesh Thakur was accused of sexual exploitation of minor girls, which was found correct by the Saket court in Delhi. On the order of the Supreme Court, this entire case was heard in Saket district court of Delhi. In its 1,546-page judgment, the court found Brajesh guilty. Brajesh has been found guilty of sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 324 (injuring with dangerous weapons), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and those relating to abetment, Section 21 (failure to report commission of an offence) of the POCSO Act and Section 75 (cruelty to child) of the Juvenile Justice Act.
The court had acquitted one Vikki in the case for want of evidence. One of the female accused, Rosy Rani, former assistant director of child protection unit in Muzaffarpur, was convicted of offences under section 21(1) (failure to report commission of an offence) of the POCSO Act.