Two held over bid to sell off Kerala woman to Islamic State after forced conversion

Fayaz and Siyad, both natives of North Paravur near Kochi, were arrested on Wednesday following investigations based on a complaint by the 25-year-old woman, who was rescued from Saudi Arabia and brought home last year by her family.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published: January 11, 2018 10:29 pm
9,000-plus died in battle with Islamic State group for Mosul Iraqi soldiers pose with the Islamic State flag along a street of the town of al-Shura, south of Mosul, Iraq. (Source: REUTERS/File Photo)

Two persons have been arrested on charges of helping a Muslim man “forcibly” convert a Kerala woman and attempting to take her to Syria to be sold off to Islamic State terrorists. Fayaz and Siyad, both natives of North Paravur near Kochi, were arrested on Wednesday following investigations based on a complaint by the 25-year-old woman, who was rescued from Saudi Arabia and brought home last year by her family.

The two are friends of Muhammad Riyaz from Thalassery in Kannur district, the prime accused in the case. “They have been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,” Ernakulam Rural SP A V George said, adding a hunt is on to arrest eight more accused, including Riyas, in the case. He said the police have begun a probe into their alleged link with the Islamic State terrorists.

George said both Fayaz and Siyad were arrested based on the woman’s complaint that she was allegedly tortured by them in a house in North Paravoor before Riyaz took her abroad. The woman had alleged that Riyaz pretended to be in love with her when she was studying in Bengaluru in 2014 and forced her to convert to Islam and married her.

The woman from Pathanamthitta was brought up in Gujarat. She had moved the Kerala High Court last year seeking an NIA probe against Riyaz for attempting to take her to Syria from Saudi Arabia and sell her to the Islamic State terrorists as a sex slave. She has also alleged that her marriage was registered using forged documents.

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  1. sahil khan
    Jan 12, 2018 at 12:02 am
    Jhandelwalan trying hard to create gujju laboratory of 2002 in god’s own country
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    1. Factfully Indian
      Jan 12, 2018 at 12:43 am
      Niche se biryani kkga ke upar se hag mat....badbu aati hai. Tum log to apni maa Ko Saudi beach aate ho.
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      1. Jai Kumar
        Jan 12, 2018 at 4:31 am
        abe teri maa ki chhhooddo. pakistani teri mmaa kaa bhhoossada
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      2. 999 farzie
        Jan 11, 2018 at 11:50 pm
        She deserved that..... Stupid girl should have been sold to ISIS to get the feel of real and true form of Islam.
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        1. Harish Bheemineni
          Jan 12, 2018 at 9:34 am
          Seems you dont have a daughter or sister. Please remember you are born to a woman
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        2. Prasann Singh
          Jan 11, 2018 at 11:25 pm
          Bitcoin can be used to fund terrorism, destabilize government. It exchange with other currencies should be banned and kept under high vigilance.
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          1. Factfully Indian
            Jan 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm
            Great pay back by the muslim husband whom the girl first trusted by showing love.... Now this is love jihad and we are fools to tolerate the exploitation of girls.
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            1. DILIP
              Jan 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm
              These barbaric , cannibal muslims goons all behave like madre ch000ds and extremist savages.
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