Kidnapped minor is victim of love jihad

K R Nagar police, who were probing into the kidnap of a minor girl from Bherya, have confirmed that the boy had forcibly converted her into Islam.
Sharing the information with the media, Superintendent of Police Ramasubba on Tuesday said the 16-year girl had been kidnapped by Azeem Hafeez (22), son of M Idinabba of Ullal in Dakshina Kannada. Hafeez had been working in a medical store in K R Nagar and was living at his relative’s house in that town. He had befriended the girl with the help of his relative.

After kidnapping the girl, he had forcibly converted her into Islam, before marrying her in Chikmagalur. Also, he had changed her name as ‘Mehek Taj’ besides changing her age to 18 years, according to the affidavit sworn-in before a notary at that place. He had disposed off the jewellery the girl was wearing to meet the expenditure.
The SP said records available with police suggested that Hafeez was connected with a theft at Ullal.

Interrogation revealed that Hafeez intended to dump his minor wife. However, his plans went awry, when cops led by DySP (rural) C D Jagadeesh swooped on him at his Subhash Nagar residence.
Acting on the clues given by Hafeez, police arrested Siddiqui and Hassan Kaka for abetment in the crime. Four others, including Hafeez’s parents, Zareen Taj  and Rafeeq are at large. DG and IG Dr Ajai Kumar Singh is appraised of the findings, the SP added.
DH News Service

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