55-Year Old Imam charged for Molesting 9-Year Old Minor

Jammu and Kashmir

Anantnag, April 18: A retired Army man who was an imam at present in the Mattan area of Anantnag district was arrested by police for molesting a nine-year-old girl. Jamal Telli a fifty five year old is a resident of Brah village in Mattan and had served in the Army in past years.

After his retirement from army several years ago he become an imam. Acc to a senior police official, Telli use to led prayers at the local mosque and deliver Koranic teachings to kids at his residence. The little girl who was molested was a regular student who use to visit the Koran classes at Teli’s house for Koran Classes.

The official said that yesterday when the girl reached his house, Telli was alone at that time and sexually molested the girl.  Later, the police recieved a formal complaint against Telli from the girl’s family about the molestation.

A case under Section 354 of the RPC was registered in this regard.

The official said the police very swiftly made the arrest within a few hours Telli has been taken into custody and is now being questioned by the police.

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