Two maulanas (teachers) are on the run after they were booked for allegedly raping two minor Muslim girls inside a madrasa in Rampur district Monday, police said.
Based on complaints of the girls’ parents, an FIR was lodged Tuesday, they said. Medical examination of the victims has confirmed rape, police said.
Station House Officer Shailendra Srivastava said, according to the complaint, the girls, both 16-years-old and neighbours, had gone to the market to buy books Monday. As it started raining, they took shelter in the verandah of the madrasa, he added.
He said the maulanas, teachers at the madrasa, dragged the girls inside and sexually assaulted them. The maulanas later escaped leaving the victims at the spot, the SHO said.
The accused have been identified as Mian Jaan (40) and Shamsher (20). While Mian Jaan belongs to the same village, Shamsher is a resident of adjacent village. The SHO said police is conducting raids to nab them.