India: Muslim cleric rapes 14-y/o girl after asking her to clean his room

NewsBytes, April 14, 2018. (Archive link)

In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside a mosque by a cleric and shopkeeper on Wednesday. A medical examination has confirmed rape.

The victim’s father registered a complaint on Thursday evening in Bhagwatpur police station area in Moradabad.

The two accused- cleric Nazir and shopkeeper Mohsin, are absconding and the police are putting in efforts to arrest them.

According to the girl’s father, the cleric Nazir asked the girl to stay behind, after others left on Wednesday to clean his room in the mosque’s premises.

When the girl went aside, Mohsin was present already. They overpowered the victim and raped her….