Noida: Delhi banker, father held for trying to convert MBBS student to Islam

Updated: Feb 17 2023 10:42PM

Noida, Feb 17 (PTI) A 30-year-old employee of a private bank in Delhi was arrested in Greater Noida for allegedly raping an MBBS student and pressuring her to convert to Islam from Hinduism for marriage, police here said on Friday. Besides the man, who lives in the Sangam Vihar area of Delhi, his 52-year-old father has also been arrested in connection with the case, the police said. The complainant in the case is a 23-year-old MBBS student, currently enrolled in a medical college in Greater Noida but is originally from West Bengal, they said. According to her, she and the accused had met on a social media site, where he hid his real identity so that he could become friends with her, which they did, and later they got into a physical relationship, police said.

"Eventually, she was sexually exploited by him and then forced into religious conversion, threatened and assaulted," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Greater Noida) Dinesh Kumar Singh said. "Accordingly, an FIR was lodged leading to the arrest of Mohammad Akhlaq and (his father) Mohammad Moin. Further investigation in the case is underway," Singh said.

A case has been lodged under Indian Penal Code sections 323 (assault), 504 (insult to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 354c (voyeurism), 376 (rape) and under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, the police said. Dankaur Police Station In-charge Sanjay Kumar Singh told PTI that the aspiring doctor had first come across Akhlaq during her coaching days on a social media site where he had identified himself as Aditya Sharma.