Uttar Pradesh: Madrasa manager arrested for allegedly molesting girls

Fifty-one girls were present at the madrasa when the raids occurred and have accused the manager of molesting them. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Shahadatganj, Uttar Pradesh Dec 30, 2017, 02.35 AM (IST)

A manager of a madrasa in  Shahadatganj, Uttar Pradesh was arrested on Friday for allegedly sexually exploiting girls.

The girls were rescued in raids conducted at the madrasa on Friday night, ANI reported.

Fifty-one girls were present at the madrasa when the raids occurred and have accused the manager of molesting them.

A police complaint has been registered after which the manager of the madrasa was arrested.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Lucknow, Deepak Kumar said that besides molesting the girls, the manager also beat them.

"We took strict action, the moment we got the complaint. We took our team and went there for the raid. We found 51 students who were held hostage in the madrasa. The culprit is arrested and we are doing our investigation. He used to molest those students and also beat them," he said.

Another top police official told ANI that the police are investigating whether the madrasa was registered or not.

"Today we got a complaint that few students are allegedly held hostage in madrasa. There were different complaints as well by the students. We took the issue seriously and with the joint team we came here to raid. After the investigation we found that the complaints were right. So we had lodged FIR. The accused has been arrested," Vikas Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, West Uttar Pradesh said.

Around 125 girls studied at the madrasa

The statements of the girls were recorded by the police and the matter was reported to the Child Welfare Committee.