A 14-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a cleric and a shopkeeper on the campus of a mosque under Bhagwatpur police station area in Moradabad in August 2015, Indian Express had reported. Medical examination of the victim confirmed rape, as per police.
SO of Bhagwatpur PS, Akhilesh Pradhan said the victim’s father told the police that the cleric had on Wednesday asked his daughter to stay after the classes. “When others left, cleric Nazir asked the girl to clean his room in the premises. The complainant alleged that when his daughter went inside, she found Mohsin there. Nazir and Moshsin overpowered the girl and raped her,” the SO said.
The father told the police that by the time he and others reached the mosque, Nazir and Mohsin had fled. The SO said that efforts were on to arrest the two absconding accused.
Puzzlingly, the Indian Express headlines indicates doubt whether the rape actually occurred, despite the article itself confirming that medical examination of victim has confirmed rape.
17 April 2018
The original version of the story had indicated that this crime took place in April 2018, whereas the crime had occurred in August, 2015. We regret the inadvertent error and will update our review process to ensure such mistakes are avoided in future. Both the headline and initial paragraph of the article have been updated accordingly.
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