North India

Muslim girl abducted, tortured, threatened to be married off without consent

Birendra and his associates allegedly abducted her on April 25. Both the victim and accused belong to Shekhduiya village of Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi: Police rescued a Muslim girl who was allegedly abducted and tortured.

24-year-old, Muslim girl Syeda Khatun alias Soni was missing for the last twenty days. The Siddharthnagar police in Uttar Pradesh rescued her on May 16, 2022, after reports of her alleged abduction and torture went viral on social media platforms.

Birendra and his associates allegedly abducted her on April 25. Both the victim and accused belong to Shekhduiya village of Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

The police have arrested Birendra’s father Narayan whose name has also been filed in the FIR, while the former is on the run.

Soni’s father Abdul Majeed told that on April 25, when Soni was out in the fields, Birendra Kumar with the help of three others abducted her. Two Circles reported. Majeed also revealed that Birendra called him and told that he is going to keep her for 2-3 days before sending her back. He also threatened him to not register an FIR or tell other villagers.

Soni messaged her brother Nafees on Facebook pleading with him to take her back from Lucknow where she was being allegedly tortured by the accused. Her photos were also shared on messenger.

In the last conversation took place on May 16, Soni told her elder sister that she will be taken somewhere for marriage.

Majeed also accused police for inaction. He told that earlier the police didn’t file a complaint even after repeated visits. However, after photos of the girl went viral on Twitter, police sprung into action and rescued the girl.

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