An incident of rape of a 16-year old girl by a Maulvi in a Madarsa in Machhariya in Naubasta Police station area of Kanpur has come to light. The victim used to study in the Madrassa where the accused Maulvi used to teach. The news of the rape of the minor girl sent a wave of shock in the area. The accused Maulvi had gone into hiding after his actions became public. However, the police were able to nab him by tracking his location through his phone.
According to the police, a case has been registered against the accused Maulvi under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and Section 376 of the IPC. The victim has been sent for medical examination. An investigation is being carried out by the police in the case.
The incidents of sexual abuse against minor girls do not seem to stop. Only a few days ago the news of brutal rape and murder of a 3-year old girl by one Zahid in Tappal, Aligarh had shaken the nation. The minor girl was subjected to unimaginable degrees of torture and was killed over a loan of Rs 10,000 that the girl’s father had taken from the culprit.