A 19-year-old nursing student in Bhopal eloped with her lover, Yusuf, just before her marriage, reported India Today. Earlier, the girl was advised by BJP’s Member of Parliament (MP) from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, to distance herself from the man.
Thakur had also taken the girl to watch ‘The Kerala Story’, a controversial movie which follows the story of a Hindu woman from Kerala. The fictional character of the lead woman converts to Islam and sent to Syria. The movie was in controversy since its teaser was released last year.
According to the family of the 19-year-old girl, who resides in the Naya Basera area of Bhopal, Yusuf is their neighbour.
The girl eloped with Yusuf before her marriage, which was scheduled on May 30, with the cash and jewellery that were kept for her wedding, according to her family.
In their complaint filed at Bhopal’s Kamla Nagar police station, the girl’s family alleged that Yusuf had “trapped their daughter with his sweet talk and later eloped with her”, reported India Today.
However, contrary to the family’s allegations, the girl, in her confession before the police, said that she had eloped with Yusuf, who is a history sheeter with more than six criminal cases against him, out of her own will.