Zaid told police he had booked 100 rooms in hotels online during the past six months and took nude pictures of girls who sought a chance in cinema and sent them abroad. He is suspected of supplying girls to rich and VIPs and is a part of a larger gang.
More and more love jihad cases are coming up in Tamil Nadu after DMK came to power. The latest incident of love jihad has come to light with the arrest of Mohammed Zaid, who had lured over 20 young girls. He later sexually assaulted and supplied them to VIPs.
Police said, "26-year-old model Zaid befriended women on Instagram where he posted photos of his physique. He took them out to pubs and resorts. He'd get physically intimate with them on the promise of marriage." He also promised to get them to work as models and in films. The victims included girls and fashion technology students.
One of the victims allegedly checked his phone at a resort and was shocked to find intimate chats with several other women. She collected the details of other girls and spoke to them individually. It confirmed that he was in a relationship with all of them simultaneously and had slept with them apart from taking money from them for expenses.
In her complaint, the woman said she had been in a relationship with Zaid since 2020. Promising that he would marry her, Zaid had sexually assaulted her multiple times. He stopped talking to her when she asked Zaid to marry her.
During the investigation, police found he had even met the parents of one of the victims to discuss marrying her. Three victims filed a police complaint, and a case was registered under rape and cheating charges. The police asked them to contact him in their presence. Lo-and-behold! Zaid replied to them simultaneously. Kilpauk police arrested him on March 21. The police confiscated his mobile, a high-end car in which he took the girls for night sorties. On checking his phone, police found many young girls aged between 20-23. Police also believe he had sexually assaulted more than 40 girls. Zaid told police he had booked 100 rooms in hotels online during the past six months and took nude pictures of girls who sought a chance in cinema and sent it abroad. He also took some victims to foreign countries, including Dubai. He is suspected of supplying girls to rich and VIPs and is a part of a larger gang.
Near Madurai, a 17-year-old girl who was enticed to elope on February 14 was drugged, gang-raped, and forced to drink poison. The girl died on March 6.
Another plus-2 girl near Salem ended her life on January 17, and a 25-year-old engineering graduate committed suicide on December 9 last year. The list of love jihad is exhaustive.
Five-member killer gang of killers, including a UP man with revolvers, were arrested for plotting to murder a man who opposed his son to convert to Islam. His son married a Muslim girl.
A college student who was in a relationship with a Muslim girl and had left home to meet her was found dead on railway tracks near Tiruttani on 22. Police suspect the involvement of the girl's relatives behind the death as he went to see the girl.
Crime against women is rising in Tamil Nadu. A Vellore doctor who was returning with his friend after seeing a late-night film was gang-raped recently.