Thiruvananthapuram: A mother of an engineering student alleged that her daughter was forcibly converted to Islam.
In her complaint to the police, Mini Vijayan from Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram said her daughter Aparna, who had changed her name to Shahana, was a student of Jual Education Trust in Ernakulam, which she joined in August 2013, and was staying at a hostel there. “She was forcibly converted to Islam.
Vijayan said,”When we came to know about it, we approached the police who then located her in Kozhikode. The police produced her before the High Court. But instead of us, Aparna said she would like to go with Sumayya, the woman who accompanied her to the court.”
Aparna is currently staying at a religious centre at Manjeri in Malappuram, according to the police.
“She is staying at Sathya Sarani, an institute which aims to propagate Islam among non-Muslims. Though she used to be in touch with me earlier, she went incommunicado ever since the case of Nimisha appeared in the media,” Vijayan said.
Earlier, the Kerala police had launched a high-level investigation into reports suggesting that 20 youths from Kasaragod and Palakkad districts, who were found missing for more than a month, may have joined Islamic State.