Kerala woman confined at BJP leader's house by mother for affair with Muslim; rescued

In a video, the woman alleged that RSS and BJP workers were harassing and torturing her.

Manguluru: A 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala, who was allegedly confined by her mother in a house for a year for having an affair with a Muslim man, was rescued by police last week.

Two months ago, the victim had released a video from an undisclosed in which she claimed that she was illegally detained in a BJP leader’s house in Manguluru. The video was widely circulated on social media and was aired by a Malayalam channel on Saturday. Narrating her ordeal, the woman alleged that RSS and BJP workers were harassing and torturing her.

“The woman was rescued from a rented house in Barke five days ago and has been shifted to a rehabilitation centre now. Her mother has been booked for forceful detention,” a report in The Times of India quoted Uma Prashant, DCP (crime and traffic) as saying.

In the clip, she could also be heard saying that she was taken to Kochi’s Amrita Hospital for psychiatric assessment and lodged in an RSS orphanage for two months. “My relatives are spreading lies about me. I was beaten up. Some BJP workers brought me here against my wish. I need help. They won’t let me live if they get to know I’ve used a cellphone,” she said.

The woman’s boyfriend admitted they were in a relationship for two years, and knew each other for eight years.

“Her father died a few years ago. When her mother learnt about our relationship, she thrashed her and shifted her to a hospital in Kochi. There was no communication until two months ago when she contacted me on a cellphone. She sent me a video that I passed on to the media. I sent a copy of the video to police and the Kerala CM’s private secretary,” he added.

According to a report in The Indian Express, the woman’s aunt said that he had received calls from the victim complaining about the torture, several times.

“I want her be released from the rescue home. She should not be punished for loving a person of her choice. I am ready to take her protection. She should not be left to die in her mother’s hands. She is a bright student and not a mental patient,” her aunt said.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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