Forced abortion: Police plaint against C M Ibrahim

Forced abortion: Police plaint against C M Ibrahim

A complaint has been filed with the Cubbon Park police against former Union minister and senior Congress leader C M Ibrahim, accusing him of forcibly aborting his daughter Ifa’s foetus.

The complaint was filed on Wednesday evening by Ibrahim’s brother C M Khader. Ifa is married to Khader’s son Faisal. The Cubbon Park police said they have started an inquiry in this regard.

 Khader has also accused Ibrahim’s son Fayiz of assaulting Faisal on December 22. “My brother (Ibrahim) and his wife were in Dubai. Fayiz called my son and daughter-in-law and locked up his sister (Ifa). When my son protested, he was beaten up. There is still some swelling in his leg,” Khader stated.

Police sources said the assault has happened several days ago and they need to get further details in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Commission for Women chairperson Nagalakshmi Bai on Wednesday said she has sought details from the police on the abortion suffered by Ifa.

Nagalakshmi was speaking to journalists earlier in the day at Vikram Hospital here, where she came to meet Ifa after controversy erupted over allegations that her parents had forced the abortion.

Nagalakshmi said Ifa was not in a condition to speak. “I have written to the DCP, seeking information about the case registered against her husband, Faisal,” she said.

“The doctors treating Ifa told me that the patient was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition as miscarriage had already happened. They did not waste time checking the
patient’s background. They opted to save her life,” she explained.

Asked whether the commission would take any action, Nagalakshmi said she would wait for a response from the DCP. “We want to know whether it was a forced abortion. Ifa has told the police on Wednesday morning that she would not like to give an oral statement and would give a written statement tomorrow (Thursday),” she said.


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