Police arrested the accused under the POCSO Act, and on charges of unnatural sex.

Madrasa teacher in Hyderabad arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 8 minorsImage for representation
news Crime Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 17:46

A madrasa teacher teaching Urdu in Hyderabad’s Asifnagar was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting eight boys in the age group of 8 to 9 years.

The arrest was made by the Asifnagar police, after receiving a complaint from the children’s parents. According to police, the accused teacher Rahman Ansari had been sexually abusing the children for many days. Police said that eight students at the small school had been assaulted.

“We received complaints from the parents of the victims. After registering the case, we have arrested the accused under the charges of unnatural sex and under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” said Asifnagar police inspector P Venkateshwarulu.

“The accused has been sent to court,” he added.

Recently, the Falaknuma police had arrested a 22-year-old Arabic teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy at the Madrasa. The teacher, Mohammed Irfan was arrested by the police, after the boy complained to his parents about the incident.

The survivor was assaulted for nearly a week. The boy finally mustered the courage to reveal the assault to his mother, who later complained to the police.

In a similar incident, two months ago in Bengaluru, the Talaghattapura police had arrested a madrasa teacher for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

In the wake of the horrific rape incident in Kathua, the Centre had passed an ordinance for death penalty against perpetrators who rape girls younger than 12 years. The ordinance should be now approved by the Parliament in the coming months. However, the rule does not apply when the victims are boys, and will not be applicable in any of these cases.

However, many activists are against the death penalty, as they think that the penalty is more of a revenge than justice. Activists also fear that the death penalty would act counterproductive as fearing execution of the perpetrator many may not report about the incident.



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