In yet another case of crime against minors, an 11-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a 17-year-old. The girl, resident of East Delhi's Ghazipur was taken to a madrasa near Ghaziabad. The girl was held captive there for a day before the police rescued her.
The police are questioning the 17-year-old who was detained after the girl's medical examination confirmed rape and the madrasa cleric after the girl's family demanded probe into his alleged involvement in the matter.
Police said that they would carry out the ossification test of the teenager to verify his claims of being a minor.
The girl's father had informed the police about her disappearance on Saturday. A complaint was filed and the police began their search 24 hours after she went missing. They scanned the CCTV footage of the area in which the teenager was seen taking the girl with home. The police found the girl at a madrasa near Ghaziabad after tracking her phone call detail record.
A case was registered under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and the boy was sent to a juvenile home.
The case has been transferred to the crime branch for a thorough investigation.
Meanwhile, protesters stormed the streets of Ghazipur area demanding the death of the culprit. Various outfits have called for the arrest of the cleric as well.