NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old cleric was arrested on charges of indulging in unnatural sex from the madrasa he teaches in at Hazrat Nizamuddin on Thursday night .
Accused Shehzad joined started teaching children at the Kali Masjid in Nizamuddin on March 16 this year. He is originally from Saharanpore in UP. According to the police, there were about 40 children studying in the madrasa. About 15 days ago, a 10-year-old boy, a student of class IV in a government school, joined the madrasa for after school Quran lessons. “The child was a student of Shehzad and stayed at the madrasa. On the nights of April 27 and 28, Shehzad allegedly drugged the child and took him to the terrace of the madrasa where he sodomised him twice. On April 29, the boy called up his mother and told her what had happened. She came the next day, Thursday, and brought the matter to our notice,” said an official from Nizamuddin police station. A medical examination of the boy confirmed sodomy.
Shehzad has been sent to the jail, police said.
The police said the boy could only muster the courage to tell his mother about the incident Thursday.
The boy’s mother along with few other locals then went to the madrassa and thrashed the cleric.