In a shocking incident, a manager of a Madrasa has been reportedly arrested on charges of sexually exploiting girls in Uttar Pradesh.
The incident was reported from at the Madrasa in Shahdatganj.
Vikas Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, West Uttar Pradesh said in a statement, “Today we got a complaint that few students are allegedly held hostage in the 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”.
It was reported that Lucknow police carried out the raid after some girls reportedly filed a complaint against the manager for sexually harassing them.
An official told the media that at least 125 girls were studying at the Madrasa. But when the raid took place only 51 of them were present.
Deepak Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Lucknow said in a statement, “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”.
Meanwhile, police have recorded the statements of the girls has been recorded.
The matter has been reported to the Child Welfare Committee.
However, a police official said that investigation has been launched in the matter.