Boy sodomised by cleric in Pulwama: Police

SRINAGAR: An eight-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a religious leader inside a place of worship in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Tuesday.
The incident came to light after mother of the boy lodged a police complaint alleging that her son was sodomised by Feroz Malik inside a mosque.
“The woman reported in Police Station Pulwama that her son had gone to neighborhood Masjid for learning Qur’an. The boy returned home and narrated that Malik met him there and forcibly took him to the Hamam of the mosque where he subjected him to unnatural sex,” a police spokesman said.
Malik happens to be a prayer leader, he said adding that a case has been registered in the matter and the accused arrested.