The Imam had molested an eight-year-old girl in a mosque in Nawabganj area in Bareilly when she was there to attend a religious program. The girl used to go to the mosque located at the Dayalpur in Nawabganj to learn Arabic. On Friday evening she had gone there to offer her prayers. But when she arrived there, nobody else was present in the mosque. The imam of the mosque, Munir Ahmad took advantage of the situation and took under his control and sexually molested the minor girl. After that, he sent her home asking her to keep quiet.
The girl was very petrified and remained silent, and didn’t tell anyone about the incident. When on next day her family asked has to go to the mosque for her classes, she started crying. Her parents didn’t think much about this and scolded her for not going to the class. After two days, her parents questioned her what has happened, and finally, she told everything to them. Listening to this, angry family members rushed to the mosque, but the imam spotted them coming and escapes from the mosque.
After that, the parents lodged a complaint against the cleric at the Nawabganj police station. The locals also staged a protest in front of the police station, demanding that the accused should be arrested immediately. The police lodged an FIR on the basis of the complaint, and on Monday they arrested Munir Ahmad from Rampur. At present, he is being questioned by police custody.