Another interfaith love story ended with a Hindu partner’s death. In a recent case from the Kahndwa district of Madhya Pradesh, a Hindu man who married a Muslim woman was beaten to death by her family. Reportedly the man was attacked by the woman’s family in her house.
The man has been identified as Jitendra alias Raju Saini, while the woman has been identified as Amreena Khatun daughter of Mumtaz Khan. Raju was attacked on May 13 and he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on May 16.
Raju Saini son of Mangal Saini, was working as a labourer dealing with tile cutting and was a resident of Khandel village of Sikar district of Rajasthan. Whereas, Amreena was a resident of the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.
Following Raju’s death, the whole Hindu community and the Hindu Jagran Manch volunteers called for a widespread protest outside the police station. Till the time this report was filed, the police registered an FIR and took the body of the deceased to the mortuary for the post-mortem.
As of now, the police arrested as many as two named suspects in the FIR. These accused have been booked under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (act done by several people with common intention) and others. However, sections of attempt to murder will be added after the post-mortem reports will come. The station House Officer Satyendra Kumar Shukla was quoted by the media reports.
In 2021, Raju moved to Khandwa and started working at a Namkeen-making shop in SIngot region of the city. Here, he met Amreena, and they both fell in love with each other and hence got married to each other in March 2021. Amreena gave birth to a daughter.
Notably, after Amreena left Khandwa with Raju, her family lodged a missing persons report at the Piplod police station. However, when the police tracked the duo and presented them before the magistrate, Amreena said, she will go with Raju. Since then the couple were happily married to each other.
Cut to 2023, Amreena wanted to meet her family members, her mother and brothers. In April this year, Raju left her to Singot at her parent’s house, on May 13, he returned from Jaipur to take his wife and daughter but the family sent him back. Raju did not leave Khandwa and was residing in the city for the past 25 days to take his family back with him. Whenever he tried taking them away, the family thrashed him, he even filed a police complaint at the Piplod police station but no action was taken by the officials.
On May 13, Raju again went to Amreena’s house and this time her family members thrashed him brutally. Raju was bleeding heavily, still, he went to the police station for help but no action was taken against the perpetrators. Some of the locals admitted him to the district hospital on May 13, his condition was critical and he died on May 16.
Anish Arjhare, the district head of Hindu Jagran Manch, Khandwa while speaking with Organiser said, the Hindu boy belongs to a lower-middle-class family. He had come to his in-law’s house almost four years after the marriage, still, they beat him to death. So is the destination of interfaith relationships.
He added the police needs to take stringent action against the attackers who have conspired to the murder of Raju Saini. There were as many as eight attackers who brutally thrashed the Hindu man.
He said, “The Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh has become a hub of love-jihad cases and now such dreadful incident has been reported. The demise of Raju Saini is condemned, also, how fair is a family killing the husband of their daughter when she was living with the man for the past three years”.
They did it just because he was a Hindu.
A few days back, Anish Arjhare and his team saved a Hindu daughter from the clutches of Love Jihad. They made sure the Hindu woman Aiswarya who had become Aisha returns to the Sanatan fold after seven years of her marriage with Mohammad Irshad.
The Muslim man posed as Shakti Chouhan to trap the victim woman. Organiser reported this case in detail. Read the report here.
Watch statement of the victim on camera here:
She is Aishwarya Chouhan, a Dalit lives in Khandwa Madhya Pradesh.
7 years ago she eloped with a man who introduced himself as Shakti Chouhan but turned out to be Irshad Qureshi.
She has been converted, raped by her brother-in-law's & tortured for 6 years. This week came home pic.twitter.com/Khn21lnbEB
— Subhi Vishwakarma (@subhi_karma) April 9, 2023