Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday that the state government will punish those found guilty “in some glaring incidents” which have taken place recently, in an oblique reference to the rape of at least 34 girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur last month.
“Some glaring incidents have recently come to light,” Kumar said in a speech at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, PTI reported. “The guilty will not be spared. Our emphasis is on quick investigation, arrests of the accused and speedy trial. We will try to uphold law and order under all circumstances.”
In another incident, two women were found dead at a shelter home for the mental ill in Patna last week. The Patna Police said they arrested the manager and secretary of the home.
Kumar also said his government will fight corruption. “We have never compromised on the matter of corruption nor will we do so in future,” he said. “Whoever is found involved in corruption, be it a public servant or an organisation, nobody will be spared.”
The chief minister also claimed that the government is trying to maintain communal peace in the state. “We make constant efforts to ensure that an atmosphere of communal harmony always prevails in the state,” he said.