Woman drugged, raped, forced to convert & do nikah with Muslim lawyer: Jharkhand

A Hindu woman has lodged a police complaint in Jharkhand alleging that she was drugged & raped, then forced to convert to Islam & marry, before being given triple talaq & abandoned by a Muslim man who pretended to be Hindu when he first met her.

Based on the woman’s complaint, the police have registered an FIR under Sections 376 (rape), 376 (2) (g) (gang rape), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and various other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The woman, a resident of Bero, had joined an NGO in Ranchi as a counsellor in June 2013 where she came in contact with the accused, Mohammed Abul Kaish (r/o Rajmahal), who introduced himself with the alias ‘Sonu’.

“Sonu always used to put tilak on his forehead. In August, when I was ill, Sonu came to my residence and took me to see a doctor. On return, he gave me some pill after which I became unconscious,” the woman has stated in the FIR. “Two days later, I found myself naked at Sonu’s house in Ranchi. When I tried to escape, he showed me some videos in which I was in lying naked with some other man.”

“Threatening to make these videos public, he asked me to follow his commands. One day, he asked me to wear a burqa (veil) and took me to a Qazi at Ranchi’s Doranda area. The Qazi made me to accept what he uttered. He then told me I had become a Muslim and my ‘nikah’ was solemnised with Md Abul Kaish,” the woman has said in her complaint.

“I then realised that Sonu was not a Hindu and I was converted into a Muslim. He later forced me to eat beef. After losing his job in Ranchi, he took me to Delhi in August 2016. There, I experienced worst form of torture. He used to come with some other person every night to commit gang rape,” the complaint reads.

In May this year, the accused had gone somewhere else, leaving her alone in Delhi. “I then came to my village and after some days, I went to Sonu’s ancestral house in Rajmahal. There, his family members refused to accept me saying Sonu already had a legitimate wife from the same community,” the complaint says.

The woman finally traced Abul Kaish in Ranchi but he refused to accept her and divorced her by way of triple talaq on July 27, 2019.

The accused Mohammed Abul Kaish, who claims to be an advocate in Delhi’s Tees Hazari court,  has sent a notice to the victim and also written to the Ranchi SSP denying her allegations.

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