Madrasa rape case: Crime Branch to take over probe

Victim’s family demands arrest of madrasa cleric

Published - April 25, 2018 01:37 am IST - NEW DELHI

A 10-year-old girl, a resident of east Delhi’s Ghazipur area, was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old boy in a madrasa in Ghaziabad’s Sahibabad area.

The girl was allegedly found in the madrasa on Sunday night.

Following protests by victim’s family and neighbours demanding arrest of madrasa’s cleric, the case has been transferred to Crime Branch for further probe.

Girl went missing

“We have assured them that a fair investigation is being conducted on merits and no one will be spared if he is involved in the crime. Owing to inter-State ramifications of the case and for thorough in-depth investigation, the case is being transferred to the Crime Branch,” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range)

CCTV footage

The victim’s father had approached officers at Ghazipur police station on Saturday stating that the girl had gone missing.

She had allegedly told the father that she was going to the market to buy something.

The police then scanned the CCTV footage in which the accused was seen taking the victim in an autorickshaw.

During investigation, he was traced to the madrasa and the girl was found there.

Accused apprehended

A senior police officer said that her statement was recorded in front of the magistrate on Monday and the accused was apprehended.

On Tuesday, several people staged a protest demanding the arrest of the cleric alleging his involvement.

The police said that he was being questioned whether he was aware of the accused’s presence.

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