Police on Friday rescued 51 girls who were being allegedly sexually molested by the manager of a madrasa in Shahadatganj area.
The police has arrested the manager.
The raid was carried out by police after a few girls at the madrasa lodged a complaint against the manager for allegedly sexually harassing them.
At the time of the raid, 51 girls were present at the madrasa, even though around 125 girls study there, news agency ANI reported.
The Child Welfare Committee was apprised of the case and the girls’ statements were recorded.
Deepak Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Lucknow said that an investigation has been launched in the matter.
“We took strict action, the moment we got the complaint. We took our team and went there for the raid. We found 51 students who were held hostage in the madrasa. The culprit is arrested and we are doing our investigation. He used to molest those students and also beat them,” he said.
Vikas Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, West Uttar Pradesh said that an FIR has been lodged in this regard.
“Today we got a complaint that few students are allegedly held hostage in madrasa. There were different complaints as well by the students. We took the issue seriously and with the joint team we came here to raid. After the investigation we found that the complaints were right. So we had lodged FIR. The accused has been arrested,” the SP said.