A Muslim Imam asked a 14-year-old girl to help him clean his room at the mosque. She agreed, and when she went there he and another Muslim man grabbed and took turns raping her:
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.
The two then fled from the scene, before the girl’s father and others entered the mosque.
According to data of National Crime Records Bureau, Uttar Pradesh is the worst state for children in terms of crime. The state recorded a record 2,115 incidents of rape (including under POSCO) in 2016, much higher than states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh. (source)