10-year-old raped by juvenile in Ghaziabad madrasa, Crime Branch visits for questioning

New Delhi: A Crime Branch team on Wednesday visited a madrasa in Ghaziabad where a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a juvenile after being taken from her house in east Delhi's Ghazipur, police said.

 10-year-old raped by juvenile in Ghaziabad madrasa, Crime Branch visits for questioning

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The team visited the madrasa and questioned the residents and visitors in connection with the case that has created tension in Ghazipur.  The girl was rescued on 22 April from the madrasa by a Delhi Police team. The police were informed on 21 April by the girl's father that his daughter had gone missing after she went to the market. Subsequently, she was recovered from the madrasa and the accused juvenile was apprehended.

Meanwhile, locals staged a protest at the NH 24 and held a candlelight vigil demanding action in the case. The protest led to severe traffic jam on the stretch. On Tuesday, the case was transferred to the Crime Branch for a thorough probe.

The victim had recorded her statement in front of a magistrate on 23 April and stated that the juvenile had taken her to the madrasa after telling her that he would make her meet his friends. The girl's parents are alleging that the madrasa's cleric also knew about the girl being kept captive there and are demanding his arrest. A senior official said that he is being questioned in the matter. The accused juvenile's family members are also being questioned whether they were in touch with him while the girl was missing.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, along with East Delhi MP Maheish Girri, on Wednesday met the girl's family and assured them of all the support. Tiwari assured the family that even though the Delhi Police has handed over the case to the Crime Branch, he will talk to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for proper help in the investigation of the matter as the madrasa is located there.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Girri demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.

Updated Date: Apr 27, 2018 07:37:25 IST