In yet another shocking case of sexual abuse of minor girls from Kerala, four girls, including an 8-year-old were allegedly subjected to sexual exploitation by a Madrasa teacher at Iritty in Kannur. 

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Police have arrested Muhammed Rafi, teacher of a Madrassa in Iritty in connection with the incident. The girls were allegedly abused by the man inside the Madrassa on 12 March. A case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) has been registered against the accused. 

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The girls, aged between 8 and 11, a complained to parents after they were molested inside a Madrassa in Iritti. A women police officer recorded the statements of the girls. They also underwent a medical examination. 


The news of the abuse of minor girls comes at a time when the controversy over the rape and impregnation of a 16-year-old by a Catholic priest continues to make headlines in Kerala. Incidentally, the hapless victim of the priest's assault is from Kottiyoor near Iritty.