Muzaffarpur shelter home: Court sentences Brajesh Thakur to life imprisonment
A Delhi court on Tuesday (February 11) sentenced Brajesh Thakur to life in prison for sexually and physically assaulting several girls in Bihar’s shelter home in Muzaffarpur.
Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha sentenced Thakur to life imprisonment for remainder of his natural life.
The court had on January 20 convicted Thakur, who once unsuccessfully contested assembly polls on Bihar People’s Party (BPP) ticket, of several offences including aggravated penetrative sexual assault under section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and offences of rape and gang rape under the Indian Penal code (IPC).
(With inputs from agencies)