TNN | Jan 28, 2016, 10.32 PM IST

on Wednesday

AGRAAn imam at an Agra mosque was arrested on charges of raping a six-year-old girl who he was teaching. A case has been registered at Sadar police station. The parents of the victim had met SSP Agra to complain about the matter.

According to officials, the victim lives at Shaheed Nagar locality here. The accused, Abdul Salam (22) was imam at the local mosque and used to live in a flat near the mosque. He was hired to teach Urdu and Arabic to the girl. The six-year old started exhibiting behavioural changes for the past few days and the concerned parents asked her about it. She then told them about the tutor's assault on her. Taken aback, the parents met with the SSP, Agra and complained about the incident. The senior officer asked Sadar police station to take action in the matter.

"An FIR has been registered under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offence) and under relevant sections of POCSO Act on Wednesday evening. The imam has been arrested," said Raja Singh, station officer of Sadar police station, talking to TOI.


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