A married Hindu woman and a Muslim man, who were travelling together, were forcibly taken off a train by a member of the Bajrang Dal and handed over to police in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The duo was travelling in the Ajmer-bound train when the incident took place. No case has been registered against the perpetrators of the crime, the members of the Bajrang Dal. Muslim Man Travelling With A Hindu Woman Taken Off Train
The accused persons allege that it was a case of love jihad and they assaulted the Muslim man while taking him off the train. However, the two survivors were family friends from Indore. This fact was revealed during the Government Railway Police (GRP) questioning the two.
They were made to sit at a police station till their parents arrived and were let go after recording their statements. While there has been no offence of any sort registered against the accused in the case, the member of Bajrang Dal.
Muslim Man Travelling With A Hindu Woman Taken Off Train
The incident took place on January 14 and the man, whose name is Asif Shaikh is an owner of a small electronic shop while the woman is a private school teacher. One of the videos of the incident was shared on social media and it went viral. In the video, people are seen dragging the man out of the train coach and taking him to the police station while the woman follows them behind.
In another video, inside the police station, the woman is seen screaming at the members of Bajrang Dal, "Your one misunderstanding can spoil my life. I'm an adult, I work as a teacher in a school, I teach children." While the Bajrang Dal man named Pintu Kaushal tells her that he is not talking to her.
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The Prachar Pramukh for Malwa Prant of VHP, Kundan Chandrawat said that there was "information" through reliable sources that the Muslim man was "misleading" the Hindu woman. "It is for the protection of our Hindu sisters that our workers intervened...That is when the man got aggressive. They just took him to the nearest police station. During the process, the man and workers got into a small tussle, but no one was beaten up. They handed over the two and left," he said justifying the incident.