Tipu Sultan (30) alias Satish Rai has been arrested by the Masanjore police on Wednesday for faking his identity and trying to lure a Hindu girl to marry him and convert her to Islam. He is from Dhawan Rampur village under Palajori Police Station of Deoghar District in Jharkhand.
Tipu Sultan has been married for the past 7 years and has two children but has pretended to be Satish Rai of Dhanbad while introducing himself to the 19-year-old girl belonging to Patsimla village under the jurisdiction of Masanjore Police Station of the District.
Around 6 months ago both of them met in a local mall and exchanged their mobile numbers for further communication. The Hindu girl is from a poor background. Sultan introduced himself as a bachelor. He declared that he owns a petrol pump and is also a Horlicks dealer.
“He posed as a petrol pump owner and to be a Horlicks dealer in a bid to influence the girl who otherwise belongs to a marginal family”, said Vijay Kumar Singh, the Officer-In-Charge of Masanjore police. According to Singh’s report, Sultan had a physical relationship with the girl three months ago and came to her village on Wednesday to marry her.
“A few alert villagers doubted his credentials and demanded to see his Aadhaar card, which he could not produce. The villagers then alerted us leading to Sultan’s arrest. We have lodged a case under Section 417 (Cheating) and Section 376 (Rape) of the IPC,” added Singh.
Subsequently, the local wing of RSS said it was a case of “Love Jihad” (grooming) and demanded that the government frames a law against it. Vikram Pandey, a senior functionary of the RSS said, “The arrest of Tipu Sultan is testimony to the urgency to implement a stringent law against the practice of attempts to convert Hindu girls to Islam through Love Jihad.”
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