Cleric Aziz ur Rehman, son arrested for sexually abusing student
LAHORE, (June 20, 2021): Police have arrested Mufti Aziz ur Rehman, a former JUI leader, with his son from Mianwali for sexually abusing a student.
A video of Rehman had gone viral in which he could be seen sexually abusing a student, media reports said.
The North Cantonment police registered a case against Mufti Rehman for sexually assaulting the student and his three sons for attacking the complainant with the intention to exact revenge.
“If justice is not done, I will commit suicide,” the survivor had said.
The administrator of the madrassa, where Rehman worked, had reportedly fired the cleric after the video went viral.
Meanwhile, JUI Lahore’s secretary-general had also issued a notice and said party has suspended the membership of Mufti Rehman and that it would remain revoked till the investigation is completed.
The incident sparked outrage on social media, with many demanding arrest of the cleric.
Rehman, meanwhile, had said the video was two-and-a-half years old, and that the student was being “used against” him.
“I did not do such an act in my consciousness. I was given something intoxicating and I was not conscious,” he had claimed in a video message.