A day after the Hindu minor girl from Begusarai, who was abducted on gunpoint on July 26, was rescued, the main accused, Izmul Khan alias Nazmul alias Aryan, has also been arrested. Swarajya’s journalist Swati Goel Sharma took to Twitter to share the video.
— Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) August 20, 2020
Nazmul has uploaded picture of the minor girl of Begusarai wearing Sindoor
The journalist has also shared some posts made from the Facebook account of Izmul Khan, who used ‘Captain America’ as his Facebook name. According to locals, who had been tracking his account, Izmul Khan had after the kidnapping, posted a picture of the minor girl wearing sindoor (vermillion) in her hair and a pendant of Ma Durga around her neck. This was said to be the first update on his account since the day of the kidnapping.
According to reports, when the villagers had first gone to Dinesh Kumar Pandit to show him the post, featuring his missing daughter, he had expressed relief to at least see his daughter alive.
Nazmul’s Facebook posts show he had been active on social media
Swarajya reports that when it’s correspondent again checked Izmul’s Facebook profile on August 20, that particular post had been deleted. It, however, showed another post updated about a week ago, that read (as translated), “You have the right to fight with me, but you have no right to leave me”. The report said that there were three comments below this particular post. One Dharambir had written (as translated), “Come back home. Because of you, your brother and sister are in jail. The matter will be settled once the girl is back safe.” One Asif Aqbal had written (as translated), “Your family is very stressed because of you and have even gone to jail. Come back and surrender.”
As his Facebook page was scrolled down further, Izmul’s timeline showed two posts from April. The first translated as: “Listen girl, I am not arrogant about money but about being a Muslim”. The second post as translated: “Neither the government is mine nor I have influence. I don’t even have a big name. I am proud of only one thing — that I am a Musalman and my religion is Islam”.
“My first reaction to the post was that of relief. I was relieved to see my daughter alive,” Dinesh commented on August 20, two days after the girl was rescued by the Bihar police. We reported how on August 19, at around 7:30 am Dinesh Kumar Pandit had received a call from the Bachhwara police station in Beguasarai, informing that the girl has been found in Patna. Izmul, as per Dinesh, is about 20 years of age while his daughter is a minor.
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The father received a call from the Bachhwara police station in Beguasarai at around 7:30 in the morning and was informed that the girl has been found in Patna.
The gang of abductors have been arrested and sent to jail, accept the main accused Nazmul, who is absconding, the girl’s father Dinesh informed OpIndia.
Dinesh Kumar Pandit, who had filed an FIR, said that a gang of 7 people including a female had abducted his daughter on the evening of July 26. He had named the main accused to be one Izmul Khan alias Nazmul alias Aryan and his accomplice, Mohammad Narool Ansari, Mohammad Munaffar Anjum Ansari alias Chand and Farat and others.
Meanwhile, Dinesh confirmed that he has not seen his daughter yet. She has been taken to the Begusarai court and her parents are currently on their way to meet their daughter.
The kidnapping of the Begusarai minor Hindu girl
On July 26, a Hindu minor girl was allegedly abducted on gunpoint from Bhikan Chak village, falling under Bachhwara police station limits, in Begusarai, Bihar, while she was returning from the market with her father. Dinesh, the minor girl’s father had alleged that seven people, including main accused Nazmul and a female, approached them in a Bolero car while they were crossing the Panchayat Bhavan in Behrampur in Mansurchak Block in Begusarai district and took away his daughter on gunpoint.
While the victim’s family had alleged that their daughter was kidnapped the Begusarai police had insisted that it was a “love affair” and that the “story of kidnapping was false”.
We had reported then how despite the girl being a minor, the SHO had confirmed that the POCSO Act had not been invoked and that the accused were booked under IPC sections 366, 323, 341, 379, 384 and 504, for kidnapping and causing hurt, among other offences.
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July 31, 2020
A minor girl was abducted on gunpoint while she was returning from the market with her father. The incident took place on July 26 (Sunday) in Begusarai’s Bhikan Chak village that falls under Bachhwara police station. Dinesh, the father of the minor girl said that around 5 pm, seven people, including a female, approached them in a Bolero car while they were crossing the Panchayat Bhavan in Behrampur in Mansurchak Block in Begusarai district and took away his daughter on gunpoint.
The main accused, Nazmul had allegedly told the girl’s father that had it been Pakistan, they would have taken the girl from the house itself.
Dinesh said that out of the seven accused, he recognised four of them. The main accused, Izmul Khan alias Nazmul alias Aryan and his accomplice, Mohammad Narool Ansari, Mohammad Munaffar Anjum Ansari alias Chand and Farat, whom Dinesh has named in his complaint were from his neighbouring village.
Begusarai’s minor girl abducted on gunpoint while returning from market
According to Dinesh Kumar Pandit, he had gone to the Mansurchak market with his minor daughter to buy stuff for a festival. While they were returning from the market, at around 5 in the evening, a Bolero car, which had no number plate, stopped near them. Seven people, including a woman, got out of the car. While the men held Dinesh tight, the woman pushed his daughter inside the car.
When Dinesh objected, the men pointed their pistols at him and threatened him with dire consequences if they tried to make a noise. Nazmul told him that if it were Pakistan, he would have abducted the girl from the house itself. Warning him against telling anybody about the incident, the group then sped away with his daughter.
Family threatened that their daughter would be sold off in Bangladesh and pushed into prostitution
In his complaint, Dinesh further wrote that after the incident, he along with his wife visited Izmul Khan alias Nazmul alias Aryan’s house where they found his mother Haseena Khatun. When they tried to apprise Haseena Khatun about the incident, she gathered a mob with her screams and began to abuse and beat up the couple. Snatching Dinesh’s wife’s gold mangal sutra, Haseena threatened the couple that she would sell their daughter in Bangladesh and push her into prostitution if they don’t leave immediately. Dinesh recollected how they returned home dejected.
Then on July 30 (Thursday), around 10 am, a stranger visited their house. He had come on a motorcycle which, again, did not have a number plate. The visiter told the couple that he knew about the abduction and if they wanted their daughter to be safe, Dinesh should come with him. He then took the minor girl’s father to an isolated place where he asked him to arrange for Rs 2 lakhs within two days and give it to Haseena Khatun. He threatened Dinesh that his daughter would be sold off in Bangladesh if he failed to give the ransom amount to Hassena Khatun within the stipulated time, said Dinesh.
When OpIndia reached out to Dinesh, he confirmed that while he knew Nazmul and few other abductors, his daughter did not know Nazmul and any of his accomplice.
Dinesh confirmed that he has received no call since the incident either from his daughter or her abductors.
When OpIndia got in touch with Dinesh for the first time, he had alleged that the police have not been cooperating with him. The troubled father conformed said that the police had not given him any receipt against the complaint he had submitted and had been making excuses in order to avoid him.
However, when we called him up again after a few hours, Dinesh, confirmed, in his sceptical tone, that though an FIR has been lodged against his complaint, he has no news of his daughter yet.
According to a report by Swarjya, the station house officer (SHO) at Bachhwara police station said that a first information report (FIR), numbered- 58/2020, was registered in the case late last night.
Though the named accused have been booked under IPC sections 366, 323, 341, 379, 384 and 504, for kidnapping and causing hurt, among other offences, the police have not invoked POCSO Act yet as the probe is on, said the SHO.
“We have called the girl’s father for further questioning. He had verbally informed us about the child’s disappearance on 26 July itself. Our teams are already looking for her,” he said.
Shubham Bhardwaj, state co-convener of Bajrang Dal for north Bihar, said that usually, the police hesitate to act in such cases citing communal nature of the crime, but the organisation staged a demonstration outside the police thana on 30 July demanding urgent action in the matter. Terming this incident a case of ”Love Jihad” Bhardwaj said that the Bihar government has been “appeasing” Muslims to the limit that they are brazenly indulging in crimes against Hindus.