Sumbal: A teacher at a seminary in Naidkhai in Bandipora district was sentenced to 3-year- imprisonment for sodomy of a seven-year old student in 2011.
Judicial Magistrate Munsif Court Sumbal Manzoor Hussain sentenced the teacher, Molvi Ishfaq Hussain Dar, a resident of Reshipora Bandipora after finding him guilty of sodomising a minor student at Darul- Uloom Hanfia at Poshwari Naidkhai.
The movli had, according to the testimony of the victim, called the victim to his room during Ramadhan in 2011 along with two other students. The two other students were sent to market to get some food and then the cleric closed the door and forced himself upon the victim.
“He stopped only once the blood oozed out from my private part,” the victim in his statement said.
After the incident, the victim left the seminary and went home, where he narrated the incident to his father. His father approached police station Sumbal, where an FIR was registered and a medical examination arranged, which confirmed the assault.
In its verdict Saturday, the court also directed SSP Bandipora to investigate under what circumstances the Mufti heading the seminary had denied the incident when the police had approached after the filing of FIR.
Mufti Manzoor Ahmad had denied the allegations against the teacher and described them as “false claims which have nothing to do with the facts”.
The judgment delivered by Judicial Magistrate Manzoor Hussain was widely appreciated by people in the area, especially by the victim’s family.