Mumbai: Man murders Hindu wife for refusing to wear burqa, follow Islamic tradition

In yet another alleged case of love jihad, a man belonging to the Muslim community killed his wife, who is from the Hindu community for allegedly refusing to wear a burqa and following Islamic tradition Tilak Nagar area of Mumbai on Monday night.

The accused has been identified as Iqbal Mohammad Sheikh. The victim Rupali Chandanshive was in a relationship with Iqbal and got married to him three years back. The couple has a two-year-old son from the marriage.
Based on the FIR of the family members of the victim on Sunday, Tilak Nagar Police has registered a case in connection with the incident and launched an investigation, said reports.

The family members of Rupali, in the police complaint, said that Iqbal and his family used pressurise her to follow Islamic rituals and wear burqa from the first day of their marriage. However, Rupali did not agree to it. This often led to altercations between the two and Rupali had also left her house and stayed separately for the last few months.

“At around 10 pm on September 26, a man identified as Iqbal Mohammad Sheikh killed his wife by slitting her throat and injuring her hands with a knife. As per the complainant, the accused and his family members used to pressurise her to follow Islamic traditions and wear clothes that Muslim women wear. However, a family dispute started after the woman refused to do so,” said Vilas Rathod, Inspector of Tilak Nagar Police Station.

“They were staying separating for the last few months. However, they used to speak over call and used to quarrel. On Monday, when the couple was speaking over the phone, the woman asked the accused for a divorce but the latter refused. The man then asked for the custody of their son which the woman opposed. This led to an argument between them which led to the murder,” said Rathod, as per the complaint of Rupali’s family.

According to reports, Iqbal went to meet Rupali to persuade her to return home. But Rupali was adamant about her decision to divorce. This infuriated the man following which he dragged his wife to a nearby lane and slit her throat and stabbed her hands with a knife leading to her death. Iqbal fled the scene after committing the crime.

Upon hearing Rupali’s screams, locals rushed to help her and informed the police about the matter. Police reached the spot and sent for post-mortem. Soon after, Police launched a manhunt and nabbed the accused. He is being interrogated in connection with the incident.

Source: Times Now News