Love Jihad in Jalandhar? 25yr old Hindu girl killed after Husband loots her Jewelleries

It is no secret that some youths from Muslim community are involved in the heinous practice of Love Jihad, an alleged effort made by them only to target beautiful and rich women belonging to non-Muslim communities for religious conversion to Islam by ‘fake love’.

This infamous concept first came to light in India in the year 2009 with alleged conversions in Kerala and Karnataka. Slowly, it started to spread across all states of India.

In a recent heartbreaking incident that took the entire nation by shock, a Hindu girl, a B-Com student, hailing from Ludhiana in Punjab, was killed as she fell prey to a trap of ‘love jihad’.

The victim was identified as Ekta whose body was found buried in a sugarcane field. Meerut police claim that they have solved the mysterious case where Shakib pretended to be a Hindu and befriended Ekta. 

According to police, the Hindu girl Ekta fell into the trap which was laid by this Muslim boy Shakib who changed his name to ‘Aman’ in a bid to tilt the girl on his side. 

He initially pretended to be in love with her. Taking the relationship to the next level, he then lured her into marriage and then the girl fled with jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh at his behest.

On reaching Meerut, Shakib disclosed his identity, after which the girl resented. The victim tried to escape from there but Shakib killed her. After beheading and chopping one of her hands, Shakib took the dismembered body and buried it in a sugarcane field. He then fled with the jewellery the girl had brought along with her.

Later, it was found that at least six people were involved in the murder. Apart from Shakib, Musharrat, Mustakim, Reshma, Ismat and Ayaan are accused to have been involved in the murder.

The police came to know about the involvement of Shakib after he returned home during the lockdown. One night, in an intoxicated state, he told his friends everything about what he had done. Later, an informant passed on the information to the Police. The Police are now investigating more about the past of Shakib.

SSP Sahini confirmed:  “We lodged a missing case complaint in the District Crime Records Bureau and State Crime Records Bureau in this case, but were unsuccessful in solving the case”. A police team was deployed to especially identify all those boys of Lohia village who have gone to work elsewhere. Police stations in all those districts where men belonging to Lohia village had gone to work were apprised of the missing case. Eventually, the police got success after going to Punjab. The SSP said: “After a year’s hard work, the police finally identified the woman who was missing. The 23-year-old girl was identified as a resident of Motinagar police station area in Ludhiana”.

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