The 11-year-old girl, who was taken to a madrasa at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and raped, has revealed the shocking details of the chain of events that happened with her after she was taken from her home in east Delhi’s Ghazipur on April 21. Talking to news agency ANI, the girl recalled the horror and said that the main accused forcibly took her to the madrasa.
In the meantime, the Juvenile Justice Board has ruled that the prime accused in the case would be tried as an adult. The decision comes in the wake of the bone density test report of the youth which indicated that he was not a juvenile, but an adult.
“He (main accused) forcefully took me to the Madrasa, threatened to kill my family and took my phone. Madrasa owner also threatened me,” said the rape survivor. She added that she was given a glass of water to drink. After drinking the water, she fell asleep.
“When I woke up the next day, I found that my clothes were wet,” she added. The girl had gone to a market from her home but did not return on April 21. Her father then approached police and registered a complaint.
While investigating the case, police found a CCTV footage in which the accused was spotted taking the minor girl along with him. Thanks to the girl’s mobile phone call detail record, police found the girl in a room at a madrasa in Ghaziabad.
The medical examination revealed that the girl was raped. Albeit police had arrested the youth but spared the madrasa cleric in the rape charges. However, after the family of the girl and political parties insisted that the maulvi‘s role too needs to be scrutinised, the police have held him as well on April 27.
The case was transferred to the crime branch for a detailed investigation.