Drug addict Akhil Kunhammed (26) from Kozhikode groomed and lured a young Russian lady to his home at Koorachundu, 60 km from the airport. The victim would have felt safe once her country-bound flight via Dubai took off on Tuesday from the Kozhikode international airport. Police arrested Kunhammed and charged him with rape and wrongful confinement.
The young victim was forced to take drugs, raped, and beaten up regularly. Her statement also says that Kunhammed destroyed her passport and mobile phone. She attempted suicide but escaped somehow. Kunhammed was arrested with cannabis in his possession.
Kunhammed, an engineer by profession, was working in Doha, Qatar. Around six months ago, he groomed the girl on Instagram and lured her to Doha. Allegedly, they consumed drugs, and he sexually abused her. They chose the Nepal route to Bharat and reached ‘God’s Own Country’ on 19 February.
Such incidents prove that grooming jihad exists, and the sponsors are in the middle east. Ideally, Kerala police and Interpol should search for the jihadi paymasters, but such an investigation is highly unlikely.
Once they reached Kozhikode, Kunhammed wanted her to marry him. Allegedly, this is when the Russian girl’s trouble started. The victim said she suffered mental and physical abuse from Kunhammed. She was beaten up whenever she disagreed with his commands.
Unable to bear Kunhammed’s beatings, she jumped from the terrace and got injured. The accused did not help the girl, but neighbors intimated the police. They admitted her to Kozhikode Government Medical College hospital.
Local police could not record a statement since she only knew Russian. The information about the torture came to light when the police took a statement with the help of an interpreter on Friday. She stated before the local magistrate, narrating her sufferings while still in her hospital bed.
The young Russian lady had to face cruel torture. According to the medical examination report, she had several injuries all over her body. She faced psychological stress after the violence.
Suspiciously, locals alleged the victim had earlier jumped out of the Kunhammed’s vehicle during a journey to Perambra. When informed by the locals, a female police officer arrived and took them to the station in their car. Locals also alleged that Akhil threatened the police officer on the way and drove off to his own home.
Meanwhile, Koorachund Police Inspector K P Sunil Kumar arrested Kunhammed and produced him in court. Perambra First Class Magistrate send him to 14 days of judicial custody. The Kerala Women’s Commission has voluntarily filed a case and sought an urgent report from the local police on the incident.
The Russian Consulate arranged temporary papers and contacted her parents in Russia, who sent her a ticket to return. She left ‘God’s Own Country’ on Tuesday morning and returned to Moscow. The girl narrated her ordeal in her Facebook post, wherein she said she suffered thanks greatly to Ahmed.
“Kunhammed’s torture led to the suicide attempt,” the Russian girl testified. She added that Ahmed whipped her with a wire. The lady also stated that she was beaten with an iron rod.
The media (including IANS) did not report Kunhammed’s full name. Akhil does not sound like an Abrahamic name, but it certainly sounds Hindu. Not only did they hide his religious identity, but they also unleashed vile propaganda.
News media knew the girl tried to take her life but twisted the narrative. They claimed Kunhammed’s neighbors said the woman jumped to save her life after a fight broke out at his house. What else could residents say?
Could they reveal the constant beatings and screams until she jumped from the terrace? The victim testified Ahmed physically abused her on several occasions and argued constantly.
Some media houses lied that Kunhammed’s parents had purchased her return tickets. How long will the media whitewash jihadi crimes? How long will they use falsehood to hide Islamist atrocities against ‘Kafir?’
Kerala is as safe as possible, but one must choose wisely.