In a letter to the DGP, the National Commission for Women wrote that it has “taken a serious note of the report that despite having lodged a second complaint on March 31, 2019, the police are yet to file an FIR"
New Delhi: After MyNation reported that two Hindu girls, including one minor, were forcibly converted to Islam and married off in Kolkata, according to a complaint, the National Commission for Women on Tuesday took "suo motu cognisance" and urged the Bengal director general of police to take "strict and immediate action".
In a letter to the DGP, the commission wrote that it has “taken a serious note of the report that despite having lodged a second complaint on March 31, 2019, the police are yet to file an FIR.”
The letter also asked the authority to inform the commission about “the action taken in the matter at an early date by email/fax.”
The father of the victims said that initially, some Muslim boys approached his daughters disguised as Hindus. But later when the girls found out about their religion they refused to be in a relationship.
However, the father stated in the police complaint that the accused and his friends threatened the girls and forced them in marriage. “They threatened both my daughters that they would kill her family members including me, my wife and my son and literally forced her (the minor girl) to marry him (one of the accused) after converting into Islam,” he added.
The complainant further wrote, "Under such circumstances, on 11th March 2019, I found both of my daughters were missing. After (a) lot of efforts, we were able to locate and the officers of Jorabagan police station were able to recover (one of) my daughter."
Unfortunately, according to the father, he has not received much assistance from the Kolkata Police. The cops also failed to file an FIR in the case, he claimed.
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Last Updated Apr 2, 2019, 4:06 PM IST