A 24 year old woman in Gurugram of Haryana has reached out to the police, accusing her Muslim husband of love jihad. The girl has alleged that Bilal Ahmed married her by faking his identity as Vikas Sharma but later abandoned her when she convinced a child. The victim has also accused Bilal’s brother of raping her. Based on her complaints, an FIR has been registered against the two accused under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code.
The victim originally hails from Rajasthan and had been living in Pataudi Chowk for past eight months. She was working at a placement agency run by the accused and his brother who were impersonating as Vikas and Mohit Sharma. In January of this year, Dildar alias Mohit Sharma allegedly raped the victim after which she threatened to take legal action. But his brother Bilal alias Vikas Sharma insisted her to not take any action and promised to get married with her.
As per his promise, Bilal alias Vikas married the victim at a Hindu temple and stated living as a proper couple. However within some months, the victim got impregnated with a child of Vikas after which started insisting on getting their marriage registered. At last Vikas revealed his religious identity and abandoned her.
“It was in January that Mohit raped me. When I threatened to go to the police, his brother Vikas promised to marry me and give a good respectable life. He took me to Jaipur and married me in a temple”, the victim said in her complaint.
“We started living as husband and wife in Gurugram, and I got pregnant. I asked Vikas to get our marriage registered, and he started avoiding the issue. When I insisted, he told me he was a Muslim and could not have a Hindu wife. He then thrashed me and fled on 11 September. I waited for many days and then went to my old office and questioned Mohit, but he threatened to kill me. In a rage, he told me they both were Muslims and revealed their real names,” she added.
The victim went to the Civil Hospital on 10th October for her medical examination where doctors confirmed her to be pregnant. She was produced in a city court for recording her statement under Section 164 of the CrPC where she reportedly repeated her claim.