Shoyab Khan of Mewat pretended to be ‘SK Sinha’ on FB, kidnapped and forcibly married a minor Hindu girl

In yet another case of grooming, an 18-year-old Muslim youth, Shoyab Khan from Mewat, was arrested for kidnapping a minor girl (15) and forcing her into marriage in New Delhi.

Khan had made a Facebook account using a false Hindu name ‘S K Sinha’ to befriend girls. He took the abducted girl to Muzaffarpur, Bihar and Azamgarh, UP before finally abandoning her at the Delhi-Haryana border at Badarpur.

After the girl’s father filed a complaint at Rajouri Garden police station, police traced Khan to his native village in Mewat where he and his family were found absconding. He was finally arrested from Badarpur and has been sent to judicial custody.

Credit: ANI

As per a Times of India report

“Eighteen-year-old Shoyab Khan from Rajasthan, who kidnapped and married a minor from west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden has been arrested. It took 46 days for the cops to trace the girl, who was then handed over to her family, police said.

Khan, a resident of Mewat, had changed his name to S K Sinha to befriend girls on social media. He has been booked under sections of abduction and criminal conspiracy, while sections of rape will only be added if the girl gives a statement before the Child Welfare Commission and her medical examination suggests so, police said.

On October 23, the girl’s father filed a kidnapping case claiming that his 15-year-old daughter suddenly went missing. “Information was shared with other agencies and call details, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp were analysed. A probe revealed that a Facebook account in the name of S K Sinha was frequently messaging her,” said DCP (West) Deepak Purohit.

A technical surveillance revealed that the account was created by Khan from near Gobindgarh police station in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. A team raided the village in Nuh Mewat and found that Khan and his family were absconding. Head constable Shaukat Ali was deputed to gather intelligence and Khan was finally nabbed from Badarpur border.

Khan told the cops that he had sent a friend request to the victim in July last year. Later, they became friends and chatted frequently. “On October 22, Khan came to Delhi and forced the girl to marry him. He then took her to Muzaffarpur, Bihar, where they stayed for a day at a friend’s house and the next day moved to Azamgarh, UP,” the DCP said.

On October 26, Khan reached old Faridabad Metro Station and hired an autorickshaw from Faridabad to Badarpur Border and left the victim behind in the vehicle at the border and fled.

A team started a massive search operation to find the autorickshaw. Over 300 autorickshaw, tuk-tuk seva drivers were examined with the girl’s photograph, while all the available CCTV’s were scrutinised. The cops finally found the driver who had dropped her near C-Block, Badarpur Extension. After six hours of door-to-door inquiry, she was rescued with the efforts of SI Prakash Kashyap, Ali and ASI Sanjeev.”

Such cases occur frequently across the whole of Bharat, and particularly in NCR and Western UP. Muslim boys assume fake Hindu identities to befriend mostly minor Hindu girls, whom they then gradually groom for sex, blackmail through nude photos, pressurise for conversion and marriage. As in this case, Muslim families have been found to be abetting such crimes while an entire support system exists in Muslim-dominated areas across the country to provide safe houses, produce fake age/marriage certificates etc.

The region of Mewat (which is centred in Nuh district of Haryana, and also includes parts of neighbouring districts of Rajasthan and UP) is notorious for such crimes. Mewat is around 80% Muslim and Hindus living in this area suffer heart-breaking persecution – an issue which only organisations like VHP have raised in recent times. It must be remembered that Tauseef Khan, the man who stalked and murdered Nikita Tomar in Faridabad, was also a native of Mewat.

UP’s new anti-conversion law, targeted in part to tackle this menace, has come as a boon for many poor Hindu families who often  struggle to get their voices heard by police and authorities. Many parents give up on ever seeing their daughters, some of whom are sexually exploited by their ‘husband’ and his relatives before being abandoned. However, this grooming epidemic has failed to strike a chord with Indian elites and left-liberal intelligentsia who continue to dismiss it as a concoction of ‘Hindu radicals’.


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