A case of grooming has been reported from Hariparvat area of Agra. A boy from Muslim community used to visit a house in the area and by changing his name and feigning love, kidnapped the underage girl. She was converted and married to the boy. She reached home after 15 days and the parents then filed the FIR.
The 16-year-old teenager lives in Agra where his father works in a factory. A person named Kasim Qureshi also used to work in the factory with victim’s father and was a regular in his house. However, he had told his name as Vicky Yadav. The man’s sister also used to visit the house by the name of Sonam Yadav. Gradually Kasim befriended the minor and on June 15, kidnapped her from her home.
The parents of the girl came to know of Kasim’s real identity when they started searching for them both. They went to the home of Kasim to take the girl back but were rebuffed and told that the girl will return on her own. Initially they could not even find the courage to file a police complaint.
On July 1, the girl returned to her home. It was revealed that she had been converted to Islam and married to Kasim. She was also pregnant. It was revealed that the family of the boy had even got an Aadhaar card made to show her an adult. The Aadhaar is in the Muslim name shw was given and she was married using that same name. The two sisters of the accused, his mother and father were also involved in this whole conspiracy.
After the girl’s father showed fear in lodging a police case, political support from local BJP MLA Purushottam Khandelwal was sought. After that the father of the girl filed a police complaint under various sections of POCSO, rape and anti-conversion law. The medical examination of the survivor has been conducted and accused’s father Raisuddin, sister Sonam Qureshi, mother Rukhsar and brothers Shakeel and Kamil have been arrested. The police is conducting raids to arrest the cleric who facilitated conversion and marriage, and the main accused.
According to relatives of the girl, the accused has brainwashed the girl and the teenager is now adamant on living with the young man. However, she is a minor and the court will now decide on her custody.
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