Tribune News Service
Moga, April 27. A 21-year-old physically challenged youth had been allegedly kept in isolation and abused sexually for the past many years by a granthi (gurdwara priest) at Thathi Bhai village in Baghapurana sub-division of the district.
The local police on Saturday rescued the boy from a gurdwara room and took him for a medical examination.
Gurwinder Singh Bhullar, Station House Officer (SHO) of the Samalsar police station, said a criminal case had been registered against granthi Gurcharan Singh alias Charna, who was on the run.
The SHO said after the death of his parents, the polio-afflicted youth started learning orations of religious prayers from the granthi, who offered the boy a room on the gurdwara premises. After gaining confidence of the youth, the granthi started sexually abusing him.