Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Four days after Sanjana Barkade - a national baseball player hanged herself in Jabalpur, police arrested Rajan alias Abdul Mansoori from Rewa on charges of abetment to suicide on Thursday. On Monday, Sanjana allegedly hanged herself to death in her bedroom when her parents were out for a family function.
According to reports, Mansuri worked as a street vendor in Rewa. Concealing his identity and posing as a Hindu, he befriended Sanjana Barkade on social media and the duo started chatting. A few days later, he came to meet her and clicked photos and recorded videos with her.
After some time, Mansuri started pressurising her to convert to Islam and threatened to show their videos and pictures to her family members if she did not comply.
Sanjana disagreed and stopped talking to him. However, he continued to threaten her, following which, Sanjana ended her life, said police.
Family alleges love jihad
The victim's father has alleged 'love jihad' took his daughter's life. In his statement to Sanjeev Nagar police, Sanjana's father has accused Abdul Mansoori of forcing Sanjana to convert to Islam.
Police were interrogating the accused. Further investigation is underway.