As the news of the incident spread, a large number of people gathered along the river bank as police officials launched an investigation to know what exactly had happened.
The CBI action came a week after it registered a case against criminal-turned-politician and ex-Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmed and 15 others.
Taking a strong note of the incident, which took place in Deoria jail, the top court ordered a CBI probe into the case.
The accused, Tarzon, who belongs to the same village, allegedly tried to rape her, but the woman foiled his attempts.
The aides of the don-turned-politician were allegedly forcing the realtor to transfer five of his firms in their names, police said.
Businessman Mohit Jaiswal has alleged that he was abducted from Lucknow last week and driven almost 300 km to the Deoria jail where gangster Ahmed and his accomplices assaulted him.
Tripathi was booked for the disappearance of an inmate brought from Rudrapur area of Deoria district, a similar case related to another missing girl from Basti district was also lodged against her.
The bench ordered the government to prepare a time line for taking various steps for safety and security of the inmates at shelter homes and apprise it of the time frame by the next date of hearing.
The court also directed the government to apprise it as to why CCTVs should not be installed at all the shelter homes.
The FIR was registered on the written complaint of District Probation Officer (Deoria), Prabhat Kumar, they said.
The SC bench proposed setting up of national-level and state-level committees for monitoring of shelter homes so that incidents such as the sexual assault of children in Muzaffarpur do not occur.
The SIT searched the old-age home in presence of NGO Vindya Vasini's chief and shelter home manager Girija Tripathi, the prime accused in the case, said an official.
During its investigation, the SIT found that three former Superintendents of Police had ignored repeated correspondence from the Deoria administration against sending girls to the shelter home.
The Allahabad High Court had asked how the cops kept sending the women and girls rescued in the district to the shelter home operating without valid documents.
Besides Rohan P Kanay, Rakesh Shankar, who was SP Deoria (between Sep 2017-Mar 2018) and currently posted as DIG Basti, has also been removed from his post.