A girl residing in Mau Aima town near Allahabad in UP was allegedly gang-raped after she resisted attempts to convert to Islam. Later in order to cover up their crime, they allegedly framed her in a fake theft case, which resulted in her going to jail.
As per reports, the girl a class XII student went to a mobile shop in the Mau Aima town square on late Saturday evening to buy a handset. There the shop owner Anwar kept her busy by showing her many different mobiles. He later called her inside to choose other phones, and then suddenly held her hostage in one of the rooms.
There he was also accompanied by his associates like village sarpanch Wajid Ali. They then shockingly demandedthat she convert her religion. When she resisted their pressure, they then allegedly proceeded to gang rape her.
The plight of the girl didn’t end here, as reported the accused in order to hide their crime, decided to falsely accuse the girl of trying to steal a mobile phone and sent her to jail the same night. Reports have claimed that this was a result of the village sarpanch Wajid Ali wielding his influence.
Later as per reports, the victim’s mother came to know about her daughter’s incarceration and pleaded her case with the police, who turned a deaf ear. She, as a result, decided to stage a protest. Soon hundreds of people joined the cause and later on Tuesday sitting MLAs like R.K. Verma and Sita Ram Verma too reached the spot and was appraised by the mother regarding the matter.
The MLAs later intervened and called Gangapar’s SP Sunil Singh to the spot. There they informed him regarding the issue and as a result, a case has now been filed against four individuals namely Anwar, Wajid Ali, Sekhu and Jahid under sections pertaining to forced conversions, rape and other offences. The police as a result of the complaint proceeded to take Anwar and Wajid into custody the same night.