The town of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra has been jolted by a shocking case of rape of a married Hindu woman for about 2 years for refusing to embrace Islam. According to the reports, the victim was threatened with being burnt alive and her father being shot dead and was raped for 2 years by the assailants Muzaffar Latif Patel and Gulshan Sheikh, apparently for not accepting Islam.
The Rahuri police in Ahmednagar district have arrested Muzaffar Latif Patel and Gulshan Sheikh, who accompanied him for the alleged rape of the lady for not accepting Islam. According to the complaint filed by the victim, Muzaffar Patel had stopped them on a road and threatened to kill her and her father. Following the incident, she was forcibly taken to the co-accused Gulshan Sheikh’s house where she was kept hostage.
Besides this, after taking her hostage, the assailants pressurised the victim into adopting Islam. The woman had alleged in her complaint that based on these threats she was being raped for the last two years. When she refused to cave in to the pressure mounted by her assailants, Gulshan Shaikh threatened her of forcibly marrying her off to Latif for converting her to Islam. In addition to this, she was intimidated by her captors of sprinkling gasoline on her and setting her on fire and killing her father.
Somehow, the woman succeeded in escaping from their captivity and went directly to the police station to file her complaint. The Rahuri police have filed a case against both the accused and they have been arrested.
The Superintendent of Police of Srirampur, Rahul Madane, has sought details about the case from the victim. At present, the police sub-inspector Satish Shirsath, who is investigating the matter, asserted that both the alleged culprits have been arrested and an investigation is underway. The veracity of the accusations imposed by the woman is being probed.