Four men gang-raped a 15-year-old Hindu girl after she refused to convert to Islam to marry one of them. The crime came to light when the minor girl got pregnant and gave premature birth to an infant who died in hospital.
The girl is a native of Madhya Pradesh but had gone to Malegaon, Maharashtra to work when she was trapped by 23-year-old groomer Majid Khan, who introduced himself as ‘Mohit’.
“Khan raped the girl on the pretext of marriage and later tried to get her to change her religion last October. The girl refused to do so, and Majid and three of friends gang-raped her,” Ujjain’s additional superintendent of police Amrendra Singh said.
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“The girl came to live with her sister in Ujjain and the family didn’t go to the police. But in April this year, she complained of stomach pain and had to be admitted to a hospital. It was found that she was pregnant. “She had a premature delivery in the hospital, but the baby died. It was then that the girl shared her ordeal with another woman in the hospital, who then informed a Hindu organisation and the police about it,” ASP Singh said.
The state police sought the cooperation of the Maharashtra Police. With the help of the girl, Khan was called to Ujjain last week and arrested and handed over to the Malegaon police. On Tuesday, a joint team of Malegaon and Ujjain police exhumed the body of the infant for a DNA test.”
All the 4 accused have been booked under various sections of Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and Indian Penal Code and MP Freedom of Religion Act, and the main perpetrator has been arrested, police added.
Ujjain superintendent of police Satendra Shukla said, “We are also taking legal opinion about registering a case in the girl’s home district of Barwani in Madhya Pradesh as the MP Freedom of Religion Act will not be applicable in Maharashtra.”
This case proves yet again why the recently introduced MP Freedom of Religion Act, which contains stringent provisions against any individual or institution indulging in religious conversion by marriage or through “allurement, force or by misrepresentation or by any other fraudulent means”, was much needed. A similar act was first passed in UP, and will soon come into effect in Gujarat from 15 June. There is an urgent need to enact such a law nation-wide, as such crimes are not limited to a few states.
Yet, mainstream media and the left-liberal intelligentsia continue to label these Freedom of Religion Acts as ‘controversial’ and ‘anti-liberty’. They contemptuously dismiss the relief and increased sense of security these laws are providing to ordinary Hindus, insisting that Hindus continue to be willing guinea pigs for their Nehruvian Idea of India and sense of ‘Constitutional morality’.
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