Indore is one of the many hubs of love jihad aka grooming jihad in the nation. In yet another case from this Madhya Pradesh district, a Hindu girl has lodged a complaint against a married Muslim man, father of two, who pretended to be a Hindu bachelor and raped her after carrying out a fake marriage.
The girl from Kshipra had travelled to Udaipur, Rajasthan to work in a hotel. There she met the accused, a car driver at the same hotel, who introduced himself as ‘Raju’. The two of them started talking and gradually got into a relationship.
They got ‘married’, but it is not known if this was registered with the government and whether the accused furnished any forged identity documents. It has been seen in past cases that such Islamist predators have an ecosystem that generates fake documentation and even arranges faux marriages in dubious temples.
When the girl discovered his true identity that his real name is Shahrukh, she tried to escape. But she was held hostage against her will, threatened and raped. Somehow she managed to escape and reach her home town of Kshipra in Indore district. But Shahrukh followed her and arrived there as well.
Based on her complaint at the Kshipra police station, Shahrukh and two others have been arrested and presented in court. SP Bhagwant Singh Birde said that the accused Shahrukh assumed a false Hindu identity to ‘marry’ the victim, before threatening and raping her. The 3 accused have been charged under rape and other IPC sections.