Rape and abetment to suicide of Hindu girl – Double Life term to Jihadi Romeo

via With Media Inputs published on November 8, 2010

Mangalore: In first of it’s case, a Jihadi Romeo has been convicted for the rape and abetment to suicide of a minor Hindu girl as part of Love Jihad. Ashwini Kulal, 15, from Mangalore committed suicide in February this year — a day after she was raped by 27 year old Jihadi Romeo Abdul Saleem.

The accused, Abdul Saleem, who used to ferry Ashwini, a class nine student, back and forth from her school in his bus, invited her for a sightseeing tour to Moodabidri on February 10. Ashwini asked one of her friends to accompany her but on the way, Saleem dropped the friend at some place on the pretext that he wanted to speak to Ashwini in private. He later took the unsuspecting girl to a forest area and raped her.

Later when Ashwini met her friend, she told her that Saleem had raped her. On her return home that evening, when her parents asked her about her disheveled condition she told them about Saleem’s misdeeds. Next morning she committed suicide in her house.

Her parents filed a case against Saleem, who was arrested and remanded to judicial custody. The First Additional Sessions Court, Mangalore sentenced Saleem to life imprisonment . He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for kidnapping her.

Saleem was found guilty under section 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing a woman to compel her into marriage) and sentenced to life imprisonment under section 376 (abetment of suicide of a child or insane person) and 305 (punishment for rape). He was also fined Rs 15,000

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