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  Metros   Delhi  26 Apr 2018  Madrasa rape: Protesters bring NH 24 traffic to halt

Madrasa rape: Protesters bring NH 24 traffic to halt

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Published : Apr 26, 2018, 4:46 am IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2018, 4:46 am IST

Commuters travelling from Noida and Ghaziabad had a harrowing time reaching Delhi.

The girl was rescued on April 22 from the madrasa by a Delhi police team.
 The girl was rescued on April 22 from the madrasa by a Delhi police team.

New Delhi: A crime branch team on Wednesday visited a madrasa in Ghaziabad where a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a juvenile after being taken form her house in east Delhi’s Ghazipur.

The team visited the madrasa and questioned the residents and visitors in connection with the case that has created tension in Ghazipur.

 

The girl was rescued on April 22 from the madrasa by a Delhi police team.

Meanwhile, locals staged protest at the NH 24 and held a candle light vigil demanding action in the case. The protest led to severe traffic jam on the stretch.

Commuters travelling from Noida and Ghaziabad had a harrowing time reaching Delhi.

Scores of angry protesters staged dharna and gheraoed Ghazipur police station over the rape of the minor girl. The police was informed on April 21 by the girl’s father that his daughter had gone missing after she went to the market. Subsequently, she was recovered from the madrasa and the accused juvenile was apprehended.

 

On Tuesday, the case was transferred to the crime branch for a thorough probe. The victim had recorded her statement in front of a magistrate on April 23 and stated that the juvenile had taken her to the madrasa after telling her that he would make her meet his friends. The girl’s parents are alleging that the madrasa’s cleric also knew about the girl being kept captivee there and are demanding his arrest. A senior official said that he is being questioned in the matter.

The accused juvenile’s family members are also being questioned whether they were in touch with him while the girl was missing.

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