Bulandshahr police have arrested one Abbas and his two accomplices for attempting to kill his estranged wife. The police acted on the complaint registered by the 21-year-old woman who is a resident of Bulandshahr’s Jahangiribad.
An India Today report on the matter says:
The incident is of Sakhni village under the Jahangirabad Police Station area in the district. The three accused have been identified as Abbas and his friend Mujabir Hussain, along with an unnamed driver of a vehicle used in the crime, said the police.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that Abbas forced her to convert to his religion by blackmailing her with obscene photographs of her and then married her. She also disclosed that the main accused would allegedly beat their son after which she left him and started living separately.
She further alleged that on May 21, the three accused had approached her near the Kali river bridge, dragged her into the car and beat her up after tearing her clothes. However, they pushed her out of the car and fled the scene after some people heard her cries for help.
She added that Abbas had fired at her with the intention of killing her once she was out of the car.
The accused have been booked under Sections 323 (causing hurt), 354(B) (assaulting a woman to disrobe her), 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (issuing threat), and 504 (causing insult) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as Sections 3 and 5(1) of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act (UPPUCRA). The UPPUCRA deals with forcing or tricking one to change his or her religion and the punishment for it. The police said that further investigation in the matter is ongoing.