New Delhi: As the probe in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal case is on, further details have emerged about prime accused Brajesh Thakur and his aide Madhu Kumari. As per Zee News sources, Thakur used his connections and managed to induct Kumari as a member in the Bihar State AIDS Control Society, with the help of officials in the State Health Department.
Thakur, who is said to have a strong political connection, recommended Kumari following which she was appointed to the state panel, which is headed by the chief secretary. In 2015, she was made a member of the Bsacs-enlisted NGO by the then health minister Ramdhani Singh.
The AIDS Control Society was formed in October 2013 on the instructions of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). The council was supposed to conduct meetings every six months, however, no meeting was held.
Madhu Kumari currently serves as the project director of Wama Shakti Vahini - an NGO enlisted with Bsacs. The NGO works on AIDS control projects in Muzaffarpur and Bettiah.
Kumari is a co-accused in the alleged sex scandal in Muzaffarpur which surfaced in a social audit conducted by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences. More than 40 girls were lodged at the shelter home and medical reports suggest that over half of them may have had sexual intercourse at some point of time.