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New twist to Bulandshahr lynching case

In a twist to the Ghulam Ahmed lynching case, the girl who allegedly eloped with a young man named Yusuf has said that she was kidnapped and raped.

Ahmed, 60, was allegedly beaten to death by members of a right-wing group in Sohi village earlier this week on suspicion of helping his relative elope with the Hindu girl.

Recovered from Haryana

The police had recovered the girl from Palwal in Haryana and later produced her before a court. “The girl in her statement said that Yusuf had kidnapped and raped her,” a senior police officer said.

“The police have arrested Yusuf and added section 376 [rape] of IPC to the case. A charge sheet against Yusuf will be filed soon,” said Rakesh Sharma, the Kotwali police station in charge.

Nineteen-year-old Yusuf had allegedly eloped with the girl on April 27. The girl’s family had lodged a kidnapping case against Yusuf at the Pahasu police station.

The victim’s son, Vakeel Ahmad, had lodged a complaint against Gavender and about six other unidentified persons. He alleged that Gavender along with members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini had dragged his father from a mango orchard and beaten him to death.