Moodbidri, Dec 11, 2017: A bride-to-be, who was supposed to enter wedlock today Dec11, Monday with her boyfriend of six years, has gone missing on Dec 9, Saturday night. Saffron outfits claim it as a case of honey-trap and allege that it is a clear case of Love Jihad.
The woman in question is Priyanka, 25, a resident of Daregudde in Moodbidri.
BJP leader from Moodbidri Jagadish Adhikari is reported to have told media that Priyanka, 25, was in a relationship with Dinesh, a local, for six years. Their marriage was fixed for Dec 11, Monday and the mehendi ceremony was held earlier. However, a Muslim youth named Hyder from Farangipete, allegedly "brainwashed" her.
"All was well in their (Priyanka and Dinesh’s) relationship until Hyder arrived," Adhikari said adding that Hyder had been depositing money, amounting thousands of rupees, in her account since several days.
Adhikari said Priyanka looked happy on her mehendi as she took part in all the rituals, including applying mehendi on her hands.
Explaining the turn of events on Saturday night, Adhikari said Priyanka’s family members had the habit of having juice late in the night. On Saturday night, she had given them juice laced with a sedative and as they slipped into deep sleep, Priyanka allegedly escaped with Hyder. According to the complaint, the woman has taken along with her, 10 sovereigns of gold - which her mother arranged with great difficulty for her wedding - passport and Aadhaar card among other items.
’White car’ : Adhikari said the villagers had seen a white car plying towards Priyanka’s house at about midnight and that there were four-five youngsters in it. He alleged that these youths, including Hyder, had arrived there to pick Priyanka.
Priyanka’s mother does petty work to run the family while her elder sister is married. Her younger brother is employed in Mumbai. A police officer from the Moodbidri police station said the family has filed only a missing complaint and not mentioned about love jihad. The saffron outfits have been considering staging a protest demanding quick action by police.