Any society’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.
Many of us are so kicked about India’s growing dominance over the world, that we don’t want to face the ugly truth about how we are failing our kids.
Recently, Kerala police have arrested a teacher who is believed to have sexually abused almost 19 children over a period of the last two years.
The Madrasa teacher from Kottayam district in Kerala, Yusuf, 63, has been arrested by police after the authorities that run madrasa lodged a complaint against him.
Soofi TM, Sub Inspector shared with The News Minute,
“The accused chose victims of 10-years of age or below, mostly girls, to ensure his crimes were never reported.
Since children that young are naive and are unlikely to understand what sexual abuse is, he relied on this,” .
He further added:
“He would lure his victims by promising them sweets and take them to the room”
But, what has further shocked not only the authorities but also the police is Yusuf’s confession.
As per the police, Yusuf confessed of raping kids since the age of 25. Additionally, he claimed that he was also sexually abused as a child.
He reportedly told the police that his first victim was the daughter of a man who had sexually abused him.
His first crime was an attempt to ‘take revenge’, but he kept doing the heinous crime for a long time. He was sure that he wouldn’t be nabbed since most young children don’t have knowledge of sexual exploitation or legal actions that they can take against the person who sexually abused them.
2 weeks ago though, a young boy gathered the courage to share his ordeal of being sexually abused with his parents. When the parents came to know what Yusuf had done to their kid, the family complained to the authorities following which he was fired and a police complaint was lodged.