KARACHI: A 22-year-old girl on Sunday lodged a complaint against a cleric of Jamia Majeediya o Masjid Ali Murtaza identified as Mufti Tariq for allegedly summoning her into his room and then subsequently sexually assaulting her.
Musmah alleged that the cleric also threatened to kill her entire family if she disclosed the occurrence to anyone.
“The cleric of the neighbourhood mosque called for me and then raped me,” she said.
“He told me to keep quiet or else he would kill me along with my entire family,” Musmah added.
The alleged victim is a resident of Malir and also happens to be one of the students at the Madrassah.
The police have launched an investigation into the matter after a case was registered in this regard at the Alfalah Police station.
Sources say that before this incident, the residents had expelled the accused from cleric-ship of the mosque owing to two complaints of sexual assault with young boys.
Wifaq-ul-Madaris, a central organisation of the Pakistani Madrassah, formed a committee to probe the complaints against Mufti Tariq a few months back.
The committee’s findings concluded that the accused should be expelled from all responsibilities of the mosque.