In yet another grooming case, twice married Azam Khan forced a Hindu vanvasi girl to run away with him. He intended to make her his third wife. Following agitations by Hindu organizations, the police swung into action and arrested Khan. On Thursday, July 7, an argument ensued between Hindus and Muslims in a village located in UP’s (Uttar Pradesh) Sonbhadra district. The police arrested Khan and sent the girl to a women’s correction facility late in the night.
As per available information on July 5, Azam Khan lured a 22-year-old vanvasi Hindu girl to run away with him while his second wife is still alive. When the girl’s family got to know they informed the police that the accused was already married. They also told the police that his first wife died a few days after their marriage and the accused remarried. He was living with his second wife.
However, he lured the girl into his love trap by making false promises. In view of the seriousness of the issue, when the police began pressurizing the family of the accused several people including the Baghadu village headman came in support of Khan.
The victim’s family with the support of Hindu organizations reached the police station on Thursday evening. They held a protest there demanding immediate arrest of the accused. Subsequently, the village headman was forced to intervene owing to police pressure. He ensured that the accused reached the police station with the girl late evening.
The girl’s family was angered seeing the duo at the police station. An argument ensued between both parties outside the police station. Police officer Raghavendra Singh pacified both parties and took Khan along with a few others into his custody. The girl was sent to a women’s correction facility on the instructions of senior police officials.