Kannauj: On March 10, UttarPradesh.org News reported an incident about a minor girl allegedly receiving death threats to convert and get married to Mohammad Saqlain came to light.
The victim is a minor and a class 9 student. She has alleged that Saqlain is pressuring her for conversion and marriage with him. Furthermore, she has alleged that Saqlain is threatening to kill her if she refuses to marry him.
On March 10, UttarPradesh.org News (@WeUttarPradesh) tweeted, “#Kannauj: A Muslim youth is pressurising a class 9 student to convert and marriage, the victim alleged that he threatened to throw acid at her and kill her when she complained, victim’s family wrote a letter to the CM, the accused molests the victim when she goes to college, Chhibramau Police Station case,” along with a video interviewing the victim.
#कन्नौज : कक्षा नौ की छात्रा पर मुस्लिम युवक ने धर्मांतरण व निकाह करने का बनाया दवाब, शिकायत करने पर तेजाब फेंककर जान से मारने की दी धमकी देने का पीड़िता ने लगाया आरोप, परिवार ने सीएम को लिखा पत्र, कॉलेज जाते समय भी युवक करता है छेड़खानी, छिबरामऊ कोतवाली का मामला @kannaujpolice pic.twitter.com/3VL2dJO7Ew
— UttarPradesh.ORG News (@WeUttarPradesh) March 10, 2023
Reportedly, the victim’s mother wrote to Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath, wherein she alleged that Saqlain was stalking, molesting, and threatening her minor daughter for marriage. The victim’s mother also claimed that she complained about Saqlain’s actions to his family; however, instead of stopping Saqlain’s activities, his family members confronted the victim’s mother and asked what the problem was with the victim marrying Saqlain.
Furthermore, the victim alleged that Saqlain threatened to throw acid at her and kill her if she did not marry him after he found when he found out about the complaint.
Kannauj Police (@kannaujpolice) tweeted a statement from the Kannauj Police’s Superintendent of Police (SP), Kunwar Anupam Singh, who said they are investigating the incident based on the victim’s complaint.
उपरोक्त प्रकरण के संबंध में पुलिस अधीक्षक कन्नौज द्वारा दी गई बाइट। pic.twitter.com/H2J395q4UG
— kannauj police (@kannaujpolice) March 10, 2023
He also revealed that a complaint was lodged against Saqlain in 2021 u/s 354 of the Indian Penal Code (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), where he was sent to jail.
He further said that the Kannauj Police would take further action if the allegations against Saqlain were found true during their investigation.