A 22-year-old man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia on January 26 for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, making her obscene videos and attempting to convert her religion.
The accused has been charged with rape and unlawful religious conversion. According to superintendent of police (SP) Vipin Tada: “The Muslim youth, on January 11, entered the house of a 14-year-old girl and raped her. After this, he made a clip and exerted pressure on her by showing the video clip.”
“The girl on January 13 narrated the incident to her parents. Since the accused were influential, the family members of the girl could not muster the courage to file a complaint. Finally, the case was registered on January 25 following a complaint by the father of the victim,” he said. The family members of the accused allegedly threatened the girl to convert for “nikaah (marriage)”, following which charges under the anti-religious conversion legislation were pressed. The father of the accused was also arrested. The two were produced before a local court, which sent them to jail, the SP said.