On 8 February, Prabha Bharti, a police constable from Katihar, Bihar was shot dead by a man identified as Mohammad Hasan alias Hasan Arshad. The accused had been stalking her for quite sometime and was pressurizing her to get married to him. He used to threaten to make her private videos public and ultimately murdered her by firing two bullets into her head.
Prabha was a resident of Jamalpur in Munger, and she was posted in Katihar Police Line. While providing a detailed information about the incident, a police officer said that the accused shot dead Prabha in Kodha police station area of Katihar and fled from the scene.
The Bihar Police has filed an FIR in the case against seven persons including Hasan Arshad, Kadir, Sonu, Danish, Sajjad, Digga Yadav and Priyansh. However, till Thursday, the police had arrested only one of the accused, Mohammed Kadir.
Prabha’s sister Pratima Kumari said that Prabha was being harassed by Hasan for some time now. He used to call her at odd times and threaten her. He also used to pressurize her to change her religion and get married to him. He used to say that he would kill her if she would not agree to the nikah (Muslim marriage).
Pratima also said that “Hasan was also threatening her sister that he would make public all her private videos if she refused to do Nikah with him. Our family had earlier complained to the police about the harassment but no action was taken. My sister was brutally shot by the accused and now he is absconding. My sister needs to get justice.”
Prabha had gone for duty in Munger Samadhan Yatra just two days back. As per the local witnesses, four to five rounds were fired from the gun. The police has recovered the victim’s bag and mobile phone from the spot. They have initiated an investigation and are claiming that further arrests will be made soon.
This crime shows the terrible situation on the ground in our secular (anti-Hindu) Republic. When even Hindu women serving in the police are not safe from Islamist sexual predators and their complaints go unheard, how grim would the situation be for an ordinary girl?