Love Jihad claims another life in West Bengal

8 months ago, a 2nd year college student Priya Mondol, hailing from Dighirpar area of Falta police station under South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, found a missed call and talked with Mamud Sheikh, a resident of Suryapur under Baruipur municipality of the same district.

Mamud Sheikh represented himself before Priya using a fake Hindu identity – as a mechanic named Rajesh. Then they met in Diamond Harbour. Meanwhile, 3 months ago, Mamud Sheikh alias Rajesh went to Priya’s home and proposed to marry Priya to her parents. Her parents rejected the proposal after finding out that he had faked his identity.

In the meantime, estrangement was increasing among the aspiring couple. Mamud Sheikh and Priya Mondol had a big quarrel on Tuesday morning. At noon, she secretly left home and met Mamud Sheikh at Diamond Harbour station. Family members of Priya Mondol came to know that Priya ingested poison & was admitted to Diamond Harbour hospital at night. Eventually she expired at midnight.

This news has appeared in Bengali daily Dainik Jugasankha on 11th May, 2018 in its Kolkata edition (page-6, column-2).

Father of the deceased, Alok Mondol claimed to Dainik Jugasankha that at the beginning the boy introduced himself wrongly to Priya. But she subsequently wanted to marry him even after knowing his real identity. But the accused youth wanted to cheat her, he told the paper.


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