Meerut : A case of assault and threat to murder has been registered against the parents of the 22-year-old girl who was at the centre of the ‘love jihad’ controversy and has gone back on her statement that she was gang-raped and forcibly converted.

Two days after the girl claimed that there is a threat to her life from her parents, police registered a case under Sec-506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code against them, SSP Meerut Omkar Singh said. The matter is before the court, Singh said, adding, investigation will be started on the directions of the court after the girl records her statement.

The girl had filed a complaint on Sunday with the Mahila Police Station against her parents, saying that she had run away from her house on her own free will with Kaleem, a Muslim boy, as there was ‘threat to her life’ and alleged that she was also ‘beaten up’. In an earlier complaint lodged on August 3, the girl had alleged that she had been abducted, gang-raped and forcibly converted to Islam.

The woman’s father had also lodged a complaint in August in Kharkhauda police station against Village Pradhan Nawab Khan, cleric Sallaullah, his wife and daughter Nishant for abduction and rape. However, the girl approached the police station and claimed that there is a threat to her life from her parents’, SP (Rural) Captain M S Begh had said.

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