Yet another mind-numbing case of grooming jihad and rape has come to light, spanning three states – Delhi, Assam and Haryana.
A 15-year-old Hindu girl, belonging to the Jatav scheduled caste community, was targeted by a 20-year-old Muslim youth named Ismail Hussain, who went by the Hindu-sounding moniker Babul, in Dwarka, Delhi. Ismail told the girl he is a kabadiwala (scrap dealer). He kidnapped the minor and took her to Assam in mid April, during the ‘holy’ month of Ramzan. The real brain behind the crime is said to be a dairy operator named Mehboob Khan who went by the alias Dinesh Chikara in the Dwarka area. The girl’s father Satpal worked as an employee of Khan, and Ismail also worked at the dairy briefly in the past.
Ismail and Khan used to come to the minor’s house when her father was away. She had met Ismail just 3 times, when he again arrived with Khan and two other men on 17 April and coaxed her to come away to his brother’s place promising to provide for whatever she wanted in life. There they stayed for 2 days. They then flew to Assam with the 21,000/- that Ismail’s father is said to have transferred to him. However, it is possible that Mehboob Khan had a hand in arranging this money as his role in the affair soon became clear.
When Satpal learnt from neighbours that the girl was seen leaving with Ismail, he approached Khan, who advised him to be ‘patient’. The girl’s father went to lodge the complaint at Chhawla police station. But police only lodged an FIR under IPC Section 363 (kidnapping) against an unidentified person even though Satpal insisted they mention Mehboob Khan and Babul (Ismail) Hussain as suspects. Police also refused to add relevant sections like POCSO, SC/ST Act. Satpal says Inspector Rajumar, the IO in the case, threatened and coerced him to sign the incomplete FIR under duress.
Soon, Hindutva activists got to know of the case and a video started going viral on social media, which is how the Swarajya journalist Swati came to know of the case and she escalated the matter. Still, police took no steps to recover the girl.
Earlier, Khan used to refer respectfully to Satpal as tau (father’s elder brother). But when Satpal approached Mehboob a few days after lodging the FIR, this time his attitude was very different. He told Satpal to ‘fall at his feet and leave the company of Hindus’, if he wanted his daughter back. A clear hint to convert to Islam, which Satpal refused to do. He was soon sacked from his job by Mehboob Khan and his pending dues have also not been paid.
Mehboob also allegedly threatened the local Hindus who were helping Satpal in the case, following which they stopped visiting the police station along with the father to inquire on the fate of his daughter.
Meanwhile, in Assam, Ismail’s father initially said he would get him and the girl married. But after a week, he asked his son to return to Delhi. Was he told by Mehboob that the matter was heating up as the poor father was doggedly pursuing the matter, and not giving up as they would have hoped?
So Ismail brought the girl back, by train this time, and they put up in a room arranged by his brother in a Muslim-majority village Badshahpur, district Gurugram, Haryana. There she was raped almost daily. On Eid (14 May), Ismail got his name tatooed on the minor’s forearms with mehandi.
By this time the girl’s uncle, who has some contacts in police, managed to trace Ismail’s location. He and Satpal visited the house on 16 May, and finding the girl alone quickly brought her back along with Ismail’s ID documents which show his year of birth is 2000 and permanent address is Bongaigaon, Assam.
When Swati called up IO Rajkumar on 20 May, he admitted that police had traced Ismail’s (Babul) location to Assam within 3 days of the complaint being lodged, but they could not recover the girl ‘due to lockdown’. He had no valid answer for why all necessary provisions of the law were not added in the case, and why the suspects were not mentioned in FIR.
Satpal thinks the police has sold out to Mehboob Khan and are acting in his favor. He fears that they might coerce the girl to give a statement in Ismail’s favor.
This is the state of Hindus in the national capital region of Bharat in 2021. Unless we make drastic changes to our entire system, we have maybe 10-20 years before such abductions and grooming of Hindu minor girls starts getting full legal sanction in our secular state, as we see in Pakistan.
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