Lucknow, Dec 30: A manager of a madrasa in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahadatganj was arrested over the charges of sexual assault on Friday.
Around 51 girls were also rescued after a raid was conducted at the madrasa.
Followed by a complaint filed by some girls against the manager for allegedly sexually harassing them, Lucknow police launched a search operation, news agency ANI reported.
Speaking to ANI, Deepak Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said “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”.
#Lucknow A joint team conducted raid at a Madrasa in Shahadatganj,51 girls were present there&they have accused the manager of the Madrasa of molestation.FIR has been registered,manager of the Madrasa arrested.We are also investigating if the Madrasa was registered or not:SP,West pic.twitter.com/MzEoGF2xef
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Vikas Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, West Uttar Pradesh said that an FIR has been registered in this regard.
“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”.