Cleric rapes 16-year-old at madrassa, arrested

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Muslim cleric inside the premises of a madrassa in Kanpur. Sharing details of the incident, RK Chaturvedi, Circle Officer, Govindnagar, said: "Today afternoon we have received the information that a female student of madrassa had accused a Muslim cleric of rape." The incident comes at a time when Uttar Pradesh is reeling under a spate of crime against minor girls including the killing of two and a half year old girl in Aligarh over some financial dispute with her father. Based on victim's complaint, a case was registered under POSCO Act