Ballia police have arrested Shamsher Alam, a maulvi at a madrasa, for eloping with a girl student whom he had been tutoring. The police succeeded in nabbing him near the Suremanpur railway station on Sunday and the girl (19) was also rescued.
Alam is originally from Sitamarhi in Bihar. He has been sent to jail under the relevant sections, while the girl has been sent for medical examination.
(With IANS inputs)