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How ‘No’ Became a Deadly Word for Hindu Girls

The two cases reported in Dumka and Sangam Vihar from Jharkhand to Delhi are linked to “Love Jihad” on social media, where people are demanding justice for the two victims among others.

Amanat Ali and Shahrukh, defendants in the Dumka and Sangam Vihar cases. ANI

New Delhi“I am dying, I want her dead too,” were the words of a Class XII girl in Jharkhand’s Dumka, who was burned alive by a Muslim man apparently after rejecting his advances.

A similar offense was reported in the Sangam Vihar neighborhood of Delhi, where a 16-year-old girl was shot dead by a 19-year-old Muslim man named Amanat Ali, who allegedly hatched a plot to kill her because she stopped to talk to him. .

Both cases are now linked to “Love Jihad” on social media, where people demand justice for the two victims, among others.

dumka horror

On August 23, the defendant, identified as Shahrukh, allegedly poured gasoline on the girl from outside through her bedroom window as she slept and set her on fire. The teenager succumbed to her injuries on August 28, while Shahrukh and his accomplice Naeem Khan were arrested.

In a video shared widely on social media after the incident, the victim recounted her ordeal, explaining how Shahrukh had threatened her with dire consequences a night before the attack. “I told my father when he came home at 10 p.m. He said he would look into the matter in the morning. At 4 a.m. they came, threw gasoline and set me on fire,” she said in her dying statement.

She further revealed that Shahrukh was accompanied by another man. “There were two people and they were carrying gasoline in a utensil. I saw them running away,” the victim said, adding that the place where she stayed is a predominantly Muslim area.

“There are burn marks all over my body. I am dying, I want him dead too,” she said in the video.

The victim’s sister said: “There was a boy who was bothering my sister, harassing her and asking her to talk to him. My sister refused to talk to him because he was from the other caste. He threatened her that if she didn’t talk to him, he would kill her.

The POCSO Special Court on Thursday requested to send samples or evidence, including burnt clothes of the underage girl, to Ranchi Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). The POCSO court remanded the two defendants in the Dumka death case to 72-hour pretrial detention.

The victim’s age had previously been stated as 19 in her recorded police statement, which was later corrected to 15.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders – Godda MP Nishikant Dubey, North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari and former Delhi lawmaker Kapil Mishra – met with the victim’s family members and alleged that the “gross negligence” and “policy of appeasement” of dispensation to power had driven her. death. Claiming it was a case of “Love Jihad”, they noted that Rs 28 lakh raised through crowdfunding was handed over to his family.

Sangam Vihar – Abandoned and Violent

A 16-year-old girl was shot dead in Sangam Vihar, South Delhi, on August 25. Delhi police have arrested the main defendant who allegedly hatched a plot to kill her because she stopped talking to him.

Amanat Ali, 19, was arrested on Wednesday after police had previously arrested two other defendants, Bobby (24) and Pawan alias Sumit (19).

According to police, Ali came into contact with the girl on social media a few years ago. However, she stopped talking to him about six months ago, after which he held a grudge against her.

“He befriended my daughter on social media 3-4 months ago, it was a fake ID. We found out in July when he forced a man to break our windows,” said the victim’s father.

“He used to follow my daughter to school on his bike. When they broke our window in July, we called our Beat Constable. He told us not to worry and that they would make him understand so he wouldn’t repeat it. If the administration had been strict on time, he wouldn’t have done this. People should be afraid of administration. The doctor said the bullets were still inside her but she is stable, they say the bullets will be operated on six months to 1 year later. She’s so scared she wakes up in the middle of the night and breaks down,” he added.

According to Organizer Weekly, Amanat Ali initially identified as a Hindu.

(With agency contributions)

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