On Thursday, a 23-year-old Maulana was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for sexually abusing 7-year-old and 9-year-old boys.
According to Mid-Day, special judge Bharti Kale convicted Yakub alias Mushtaq Esmail Salim Shaikh at the Sessions court. Yakub is a Quran teacher in Trombay and knew two minor boys as they came to study there. The incident took place on May 16, 2017. On the day of the incident, Yakub convinced the boys to accompany him to a secluded area. After reaching the spot, he showed the two boys pornographic videos on his cellphone and later sexually abused them.
The parents of the children came to know about the incident when they saw the boys in pain, after which they approached the police and filed a complaint. After the complaint was lodged the police arrested Yakub and also seized his mobile. Yakub was arrested under the POCSO Act.