Love knows no bounds or borders in this strange case. Remember Pakistani woman Seema Haider, who crossed borders along with her four children, to India to be with her lover Sachin? Well, the couple is expecting their first child together. Seema met the man via the online game PUBG, news agency Press Trust of India had earlier reported, citing police officials.
The Greater Noida Police last year detained Seema Haider and her four children who were allegedly sheltered by Sachin illegally. Haider, a resident of Karachi, befriended a Noida man named Sachin through the gaming app PUBG Mobile. She eventually entered India via Nepal along with four children.
According to India Today, Haider has four children from her previous marriage -- the eldest being eight years old.
Pak Woman Crosses Border: Here's the case
"The Pakistani woman and the local man have been detained. The woman's four children are also in police custody," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Greater Noida) Saad Miya Khan told PTI.
Haider, who was detained by police, entered India with her children via Nepal last month before entering Uttar Pradesh and reaching Greater Noida by bus, according to local police.
Haider had entered India in the third week of May 2023 and had been staying with Sachin for over a month till they consulted a local lawyer on her residency and the legality of marriage here. The lawyer practising in Bulandshahr approached the police with the case.
"I was startled when I found that she and her children (three daughters and a son) were carrying Pakistani passports. She was making inquiries about the process of getting married in India. She said she wanted to marry Sachin, the lawyer, who requested not to be named", told the Times Of India on Monday.
Haider, according to the lawyer and police, claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse in Pakistan. She was married to a Pakistani man who works in Saudi Arabia and hadn't met her in four years. She also said her brother is with the Pakistani army, the lawyer said.
Haider visited the lawyer last Friday but got up and left as soon as he asked her about her Indian visa.
Police are joined by UP ATS (anti-terrorist squad) in the interrogation. "Multiple agencies are involved in the probe and questioning the woman. We are also verifying her and her children's passports," said Additional CP (law & order) Sureshrao Arvind Kulkarni.