Lucknow: As many as 51 girls were rescued from a madrasa in Lucknow’s Old City area on Friday night after local police received a tip-off that they were sexually harassed by the manager.
According to the police, they raided the madrasa in Yasinganj area under Saadatganj police station, rescued the girls and arrested the manager.
“The madrasa manager, Mohammad Taiyab Zia, was arrested and 51 girls being held hostage in the institution in the Old City area were rescued following the raid,” PTI quoted the police as saying.
The police said the girls had alleged inhumane treatment and molestation by the madrasa’s manager.
“The girls have accused the manager of the madrasa of molestation. An FIR has been registered. We are also investigating if the madrasa was registered or not,” said SP Lucknow (West).
The police said more than 100 girls studied at the madrasa and the rest were not present at the time of the raid.
Zia was produced in a court on Saturday. The court sent him to judicial custody for 14 days.
An investigation has been launched and the case has also been reported to the Child Welfare Committee.