Imam Sexually Assaults 15-Year-Old in Kerala After Luring Her to Forest, Booked3Photo© news18.com

Imam Sexually Assaults 15-Year-Old in Kerala After Luring Her to Forest, Booked

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Thiruvananthapuram: A Muslim cleric was booked on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Kerala, police said.

"Shafeeq Al Qasimi, who was serving as the Imam of a rural mosque at Tholicode in Vithura, over 30 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, was removed after the incident came to light," they said.

A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against him based on the mosque committee's statement.