Murlipura, November 24: Attack on Hindu girls has been rising in North India, in the latest incident, three Muslim men shot a 26-year Hindu girl, Anjali, for marrying a Muslim boy, Abdul Lateef in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The incident took place on Wednesday (November 23) and the attackers were the relatives of Lateef. Anjali survived the deadly attack, however, her condition is still critical, and she is currently under medical observation at Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.
As per the reports, Aziz (Lateef's brother) and his friends attacked Anjali when she was going to her workplace at 10. 30 am in Murlipura city. Anjali worked at the Ayurvedic product shops while her husband Lateef is a salesman in a Mobile shop.
While giving the information about the crime, Lateef said, “I had gone to work when I got to know that my wife was shot while she was going to her office at about 10:30 am. I had earlier sought security from the court as my brother was against our marriage.”
The couple met at a private college in Jhotwara and fell in love with each other. When Latif informed his family members about his wish to marry Anjali, they started threatening him. Anjali's family members had not objected to the marriage. However, despite the threats, the couple got married in July 2021. Since then Lateef's brother Aziz was threatening Anjali saying that they would pay the price for their interfaith marriage.
Following this, the couple also sought police protection from the court.
Meanwhile, the local police have arrested the accused under the relevant section of IPC. Murlipura ACP Pramod Kumar Swami informed that three people have been arrested in the case, including Anjali’s brother-in-law Abdul Aziz along with his accomplices Kalim and Raja. The weapon used in the attack has also been recovered.
It should be highlighted that Abdul Lateef was earlier married to a Muslim girl, however, after a few months their marriage was called off and the girl has paid Rs 25 lakh for separation. Lateef’s brother Aziz, who owns a bangle factory had paid a large sum of Rs 25 lakh paid to Lateef’s first wife, DCP Swami added.