Thursday, September 29, 2022

Madrassa teacher arrested for allegedly sodomizing a minor

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A Madrassa teacher from Hyderabad has been detained on suspicion of sodomising a juvenile boy in the Santosh Nagar neighbourhood.

According to the police, the 14-year-old juvenile was sodomised by the 21-year-old Madrassa instructor, who was arrested and taken into jail.

“A 14-year-old was sodomised by the Madrassa teacher. After the victim’s family filed a complaint, the case was booked against him under the relevant sections of POCSO. The accused was arrested and has been sent to judicial remand,” a higher police official told ANI.

Sodomy is defined as the act of engaging in unnatural or abnormal sexual intercourse with another person, which might be anal or oral in nature.

Previously, on August 31, the Uttar Pradesh government declared that it will audit unrecognised madrassas to determine the number of students, teachers, curriculum, and connection with any non-government organisation of these schools.

According to Danish Azad Ansari, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, the survey would be conducted in accordance with the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights in relation to the availability of basic amenities to students in madrassas.

Meanwhile, the government has also ordered holding a survey of unrecognised madrassas by October 5, teams will constitute officials of the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) and District Minority Officers.

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