New Delhi, April 28: A minor girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a teen in a madrasa in Ghaziabad. The incident occurred last week on Saturday. The 11-year-old girl was kidnapped from east Delhi’s Ghazipur and she was held captive for a whole day before the police rescued her. The police have detained accused juvenile after girl’s medical examination confirmed rape. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: Man Arrested For Raping Daughter For 7 Years, Forcing Her to Abort Pregnancy
Madrasa cleric Ghulam Shahid was also taken into custody for questioning after victim’s family members stage protest and claimed that he was aware of the crime. Police said that the girl had gone to the market on Saturday and when she did not return for a long time, her parents filed a missing complaint. Also Read - Throat Slit, Body of 16-year-old Girl Found in Rajasthan's Barmer; Police Suspect Rape
The police began search operation and started checking CCTV footage of the area. While scanning the footage police saw that the accused is taking the girl with him. Police tracked girl’s phone call records which led them to the madrasa in Ghaziabad where she was being held captive. Also Read - UP Ward Boy Dies of Heart Attack, Claim Officials; Family Alleges His Condition Deteriorated After Coronavirus Vaccination
Police have registered a case under sections of POCSO (Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Act). Meanwhile, the police are questioning Madarasa cleric for his alleged involvement in the incident.
According to reports, Madarasa cleric’s wife has denied the allegations and said that her husband has not committed any wrongdoings. The incident sparked protest on the national highway which connects Delhi and Ghaziabad. Traffic jams were witnessed on the route.
Recently, the Cabinet has approved an ordinance on the death penalty of those who are convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. The ordinance comes after there was a nationwide outrage over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. Lately, many cases of minor rapes have been reported which has led common people to come out on the streets and protest against the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned this heinous act.