A Hindu girl in Telangana who shared her ordeal with the Kerala State Police Chief, Loknath Behera, at an Adalat held in Pathanamthitta district on Saturday, revealed how she was trapped by a Muslim boy who first professed his love for the girl and later subjected her to various forms of physical tortures for refusing to join the ISIS.
The girl who hails from Ranni in Pathanamthitta district alleged that though she had filed a complaint in this regard with the local police in Pathanamthitta earlier, there has been no proper investigation yet. The state police chief is now likely to order a high-level probe into the matter.
It so happened that the Hindu girl, while working at a hospital in Hyderabad about three years back met a boy who also used to work at the hospital. He hailed from Miryalaguda, now a part of Telangana. The boy, who was initially a Christian and had later converted to Islam, had allegedly entrapped the Hindu girl in a love affair and they started living together. When the girl got pregnant, the Muslim youth forced her to terminate her pregnancy. As she insisted on a formal marriage, the youth demanded that she should convert to Islam and work at hospitals in ISIS camps so as to earn more salary.
The girl divulged that after she refused to surrender to his demands the boy started assaulting her frequently. He later abandoned her in 2017. Presently the woman is staying at Ranni.
Pathanamthitta district police chief, J Jaidev said that he did not come across any complaint lodged by the girl in his police records earlier. Since the girl has now directly submitted a petition with the state police chief, the investigation would now proceed as per the directives of the chief, confirmed J Jaidev.
Many ‘Love Jihad’ cases, where Hindu women are targeted, converted and later brainwashed into joining the ISIS have been reported in Kerala. The number of cases seems to be way higher at 92, but acting on the Supreme Courts order, the NIA is already scrutinising 32 love jihad cases. Most of these love jihad cases have a deep-rooted connection with the ISIS.
Last year, in one such case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had detained Muhammad Riyaz Rasheed, who was accused of forcibly converting his wife’s religion and then attempting to sell her as a sex slave to the ISIS at Chennai airport.