A 17-year-old girl and her Muslim female school teacher have been reported missing in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, police said on Monday. The minor's family members have alleged that she was kidnapped by the teacher in a bid to convert her from Hinduism to Islam, they added.
Dungargarh SHO Ashok Bishnoi said, "The girl, a Class 12 student, left her home to attend school on June 30 but she neither reached the school nor did she return home. When her family members enquired, they came to know that her teacher Nida Bahleem was also missing.” Bahleem taught at the private school the girl attended.
An FIR was registered at the Dungargarh police station on Saturday and the matter is being probed from all angles, Bishnoi said.
Family alleges girl "abducted" for religious conversion
Although the teenager's family members have alleged that she was abducted for religious conversion, the matter will become clear once the duo is traced, the SHO said.
Protest by right wing groups
Meanwhile, protests were held by right-wing groups in Bikaner who alleged it to be a case related to "Love Jihad". The protestors had also reached the police station, demanding action against the accused teacher.
Police trying to collect clues, teams formed
The police said that they have learnt in their priliminary inquiry that the missing minor girl and the accused teacher were in a relationship. Different teams are working to locate the missing minor and the accused female teacher, said police.