Muzaffarpur case: Main accused fears threat to life

Patna, Aug 18: Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, on Saturday said there was a threat to his life as he was currently lodged in jail along with Maoist rebels.

"I strongly fear threat to my life in the jail," Thakur informed the local court when he was produced before it via video conference and its intervention.

But the court has refused to intervene saying it was the jail's matter.

Thakur has been lodged in the Muzaffarpur Central Jail since June 2.

He was shifted to the prisoners ward from the hospital ward this week.

The Muzaffarpur case came to light when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

The CBI is probing the case.

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