A 22-year-old pregnant woman who was arrested in an alleged case of “Love Jihad” in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district has claimed torture by authorities and said she received injections at a district hospital that caused her miscarriage. The young woman named Pinki was three to four months pregnant when she was arrested by Moradabad police under the mandatory conversion law for marriage to a Muslim man.
While she was sent to a shelter home, her husband and brother-in-law were arrested and sent to prison, allegedly after Bajrang Dal workers complained to the police saying their marriage was a case of “Love Jihad”. The CJM Court in Moradabad on Monday ordered her to be returned to the place of her in-laws. It also drew the police that they sent the woman to take shelter and arrested her husband.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Pinki said she was tortured at the shelter home, “Nari Niketan,” for three days and when her condition worsened, she was sent to the hospital, where doctors gave her injections that eventually caused an abortion. .
“I was tortured at the Nari Niketan for three days, after which I suffered abdominal pain. At first they did not listen to me, but when my condition worsened, they took me to the hospital, and after that doctors gave me injections. Once the injections .was administered, I started bleeding heavily.Yesterday after my statement at a CJM court, my condition worsened again, “she said, adding that she first received an injection on Dec. 11, after which she began bleeding lightly. “After two days, four injections were given to me along with some medication that started strong bleeding,” she added.
The woman told the court that she was an adult when she married Rashid, a Muslim, according to her own desire. She also appealed for her husband and brother-in-law to be released soon. “The law has helped me a lot, I would like to ask for the release of my husband and brother-in-law as soon as possible. I got married of my own free will on July 24 this year in Dehradun,” she said.
Dr Vishesh Gupta, chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Child Protection Commission, has dismissed the allegations of abortion, saying Pinki was transferred to the shelter’s Women’s District Hospital home after she complained of an abdominal stomach and is currently cured.
On December 6, Pinki and Rashid will record their marriage when Bajrang Dal activists handed her over to the police of Kanth police station, who then sent the woman to a shelter home and arrested her husband and brother-in-law on charges. of forced conversion. At the time, the woman said she was 22 and married Rashid five months ago of her own free will. However, police have filed a case against the couple, saying Pinki has no evidence of their marriage, and that the police acted on a complaint filed by the girl’s mother.