Despite repeated and proven cases of horrific deaths of Hindu girls at the hands of Islamists, cases of grooming (love Jihad) continue to rise. Especially in West Bengal, the state that shares international borders with Bangladesh, Hindu girls are not only being targeted by local Islamist men but also lured in by Bangladeshis from across the border. A young Bharatiya woman trapped by a Bangladeshi has finally returned home after a 10-month-long ordeal.
The victim is a minor aged 17 and is a resident of Radhakantpur village in Nadia, which is a WB district known for a sudden increase in Bangladesh Muslim immigrants. Two years ago, when she was just 15, she met Omar Ali, the son of Abdul Halim of Kushtia Sadar, a resident of Bangladesh, while playing games online.
The two started interacting frequently, and the Hindu girl was drawn into a romantic relationship with him. On November 14, 2021, she entered Bangladesh illegally by crossing the Satkhira border. She visited Omar Ali’s residence in Kushtia, where she first changed her religion and married Ali.
After a prolonged legal process, the girl was brought back to Bharat through Darshana Joynagar in Chuadanga on Sunday (September 4) afternoon informed Abu Naim, immigration officer of the check post. Abu Naim also shared that the girl was arrested by the Cyber Crime Unit of Kushtia District Police on March 21, 2022.
The police had handed her over to the court. As she was young, the court ordered her to be placed at the Social, Disability, and Rehabilitation Center in Kushtia. “After various legal processes, the girl was sent back to her country after a flag meeting at the Darshana border in Chuadanga,” added the immigration officer.
The girl was handed over to her family in Bharat in the presence of Darshana ICP Commander of BGB, Naib Subedar Abdul Jalil, and Inspector (Investigation) of Kushtia Sadar Police Station, Zaheer Uddin, and Deputy Consul of Indian High Commission in Bangladesh, Debavrati Chakraborty.
Gede Customs Superintendent Ajay Narayan Roy, Gede Immigration Incharge Sandeep Tewari, Indian Border Guards BSF Gede Company Commander SA Nagendra Halder, Nadia District Krishnaganj Police Station Inspector Bapin Mukherjee, and Customs Inspector Prashant Kumar Ghosh were also present from Bharat’s side.