14 Apr 2018: Uttar Pradesh: Cleric rapes 14-year-old girl inside mosque premises
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.
Details: Cleric asks girl to clean his room, rapes her later
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.
Fact: In UP, crimes against children hit record-high in 2016
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.