Accused Yusuf was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor.
Accused Yusuf was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor.

Former madrassa teacher held for abusing 8-yr old student

ANI | Updated: Jun 02, 2019 22:02 IST

Kottayam (Kerala) [India], June 2 (ANI): The 63-year-old former madrassa teacher, arrested for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy, was on Sunday remanded to the judicial custody.
The accused Yusuf was a madrassa teacher at Thalayolaparambu in Kottayam district when he assaulted the kid. When the matter came to the notice of the management, he was removed from the madrassa.
A police complaint was filed on May 31. The accused, who was arrested on Saturday, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
During the police interrogation, it was revealed that he lured minors with sweets and then sexually assaulted them at a private room when the main Imam of the mosque was away.
It was also revealed that he only trapped children below the age of 10 as they were an easy target.
"The matter came to the light when a student narrated the ordeal to his parents, who then took up the matter with the mosque management following which a complaint was filed and a case was registered," police said in a release.
Police said that the teacher used to invite the student to his room on the pretext of teaching him the lessons of the Quran and then abused the boy.
Upon sustained interrogation, police found that Yusuf turned into a habitual offender after he faced sexual. He revealed that he first assaulted his abuser's daughter in revenge and ultimately turned into a habitual predator. (ANI)