Madhya Pradesh: Man threatens to throw acid on girl if she doesn't marry him and convert her religion

The incident comes close on the heels of the Dumka case in Jharkhand where a 19-year-old girl was set on fire by one Shahrukh, for turning down his proposal. The victim succumbed to her injuries in the hospital after narrating the horrific crime committed against her.

FP News ServiceUpdated: Tuesday, September 06, 2022, 05:59 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh: Police are on the look out for one Monu alias Janbaz Qureshi in Khandwa, who reportedly tried to threaten a college student with dire consequences if she did not marry him and convert to Islam.

The complainant, a student of a private nursing college in Khandwa, has claimed that the accused, a resident of Ashapur village, pressured her to accept his religion and get married to him or he will pour acid on her and also kill her parents.

During preliminary investigation, it was found that Janbaz Qureshi earns his livelihood from a cycle puncture shop in the village andhas been harassing the girl for the past one year.

The girl lodged her complaint with the Kotwali police station after the accused intercepted her way on Monday near the Surajkund bus stand and continued threatening her.

City Superintendent of Police Poonamchandra Yadav said that a case has been registered against Qureshi under Sections 354 of Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Act, molestation, and other sections and a search for the accused is on.

As the matter was reported to the police, members of right-wing outfit Hindu Jagran Manch gathered near the police station and tried to chase the accused, following which he is on the run.

Accused's family was aware of his activities

The complainant informed that she used to commute between Ashapur and Khandwa daily. On Monday, while she was at the new Surajkund bus stand where the accused followed her on his bike.

He stopped her near the bus stand and asked her to sit on the bike. The girl refused and sat in an auto. Qureshi chased her, stopped the auto and started threatening her.

She added that the accused was harassing her for the past year. Her parents had once also complained about it to the accused's parents. At that time, they apologized to her and her parents but after some time, the accused got her number and started sending obscene and threatening messages to her along with his picture holding a gun.

The incident comes close on the heels of the Dumka case in Jharkhand where a 19-year-old girl was set on fire by one Shahrukh, for turning down his proposal. The victim succumbed to her injuries in the hospital after narrating the horrific crime committed against her.

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