Assam s triple murder is a case of love jihad, says Himanta

Update: 2023-07-26 13:39 GMT

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here on Wednesday said that sensational triple murder case of Golaghat is a case of love jihad as a 25-year-old mechanical engineer, Nazibur Rahman Bora, identified himself as Hindu on Facebook and befriended Sanghamitra Ghosh in 2020 and later got married and murdered his wife and her parents in Golaghat on Monday.

Sarma who visited the victims' family in Golaghat on Tuesday told reporters that his government has decided to press for capital punishment to the accused who was injecting drug to his wife.

Asking all to remain alert against love jihad and not to take a decision of life bsing the information shared on Facebook or other social media, Mr Sarma regretted that the victim woman was converted to Muslim in West Bengal before her marriage.

It is significant that a love story that started during Covid lockdown on Facebook  love ended in a gruesome triple murder in Assam's Golaghat district on Monday.

The turbulent relationship between 25-year-old Nazibur Rahman Bora and 24-year-old Sanghamitra Ghosh culminated into the grisly crime this Monday when he murdered her and her parents, before surrendering to police with their nine-month-old baby in his arms.

According to police, Nazibur, a mechanical engineer by qualification, and Sanghamitra became friends on Facebook in June 2020, during the nationwide lockdown to contain the pandemic. Friendship turned to love within months and in October that year, the two eloped to Kolkata. Sanghamitra's parents brought her back home, but she had already married Nazibur in a Kolkata masjid.

The next year, Sanghamitra's parents Sanjeev Ghosh and Junu Ghosh registered a police complaint, accusing her of theft. Sanghamitra was arrested and spent over a month in judicial custody. After getting bail, she returned to her parents' home, police said.

In January 2022, Sanghamitra and Nazibur eloped again, this time to Chennai, where they lived for five months. When the couple returned to Golaghat in August, Sanghamitra was pregnant. They started living at Nazibur's home and had a son in November, police said.

However, four months later, in March this year, Sanghamitra left Nazibur's home with her infant son and went to her parents' home. She accused Nazibur of torturing her and registered a police complaint. A case of attempted murder was registered and Nazibur was arrested. He was released on bail after 28 days.

Once out of the jail, Nazibur wanted to meet his child, but Sanghamitra's family did not let him. In fact, on April 29, Nazibur's brother registered a police complaint, accusing Sanghamitra and her family members of assaulting data-type="_moz" /> On Monday afternoon, as tensions between the two sides reached a breaking point, Nazibur murdered his wife Sanghamitra and her parents. He then fled with his nine-month-old baby. Later, he surrendered before police.

"A case of murder and house trespass has been registered against the accused," Assam police chief GP Singh said. The state CID team has  been roped in to probe the ghastly murder.


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