Love Jihad In UP: Nidhi Gupta Murder Accused Sufiyan Arrested Following Police Encounter

DN Bureau

Accused of love jihad and Nidhi Gupta murder, Sufiyan was arrested following a police encounter in Lucknow on Friday. Read on for details:

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Lucknow: Accused of love jihad and Nidhi Gupta murder, Sufiyan was arrested following a police encounter in Lucknow on Friday, according to the police. The accused was shifted to the KGMU trauma centre after sustaining a bullet injury in his leg during the encounter.

Sufiyan had allegedly murdered his girlfriend by pushing her from the fourth floor of a building in Dubagga area in Lucknow on Tuesday night, following a heated argument.

The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to the King George's Medical University trauma centre by her relatives where doctors declared her dead during treatment.

The FIR based on a complaint by the girl's family alleged that the accused Sufiyan used to pressurise Nidhi to convert her religion before marriage.

"A minor girl died after she was pushed from the fourth floor. A case under murder and caste conversation has been registered. Teams have been formed to find the accused. As per the initial report, the accused Sufiyan was trying to befriend the victim for the past one-and-half years and both families were aware of this," said Joint Commissioner of Police Piyush Mordia.

"Earlier, both families had quarrelled over Sufiyan's gift to the victim. After the fight, the victim ran towards the terrace and the accused followed her. Family members then heard a sound and found the victim in a critical condition after she fell to the ground," added police official Mordia.

The accused had been absconding since the night of the incident, following which the police announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000 for his arrest, according to the police.

Nine police teams were deployed in search of Sufiyan who, according to the police, was in a relationship with Nidhi Gupta, the deceased. Four teams were constituted to search for Sufiyan in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Haryana.

The police searched for the accused's location on the basis of Sufiyan's call details. The Lucknow Police has filed a case against the accused Sufiyan under Section 302 and Sections 3 and 5 (1) of the Uttar Pradesh anti-conversion law. (Agencies)

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