Karachi: The intriguing story of how a “shy” teenage Pakistani woman travelled on her personal to Bengaluru to fulfill and marry an Indian man was revealed by her uncle who mentioned she offered her jewellery and borrowed cash from mates to purchase air tickets to Dubai and onwards to Kathmandu from the place she crossed into India. The woman, recognized as Iqra Jeevani, was recovered final month from Bengaluru the place she was dwelling with a Hindu man, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who’s now in jail. She was handed over to the Pakistani authorities on Sunday on the Wagah border.
They met on-line and fell in love and later determined to get married. Following this, she reached Nepal just a few months in the past and so they received married.
Household sources in Pakistan’s Sindh province, who did not need to be named, claimed Iqra had returned house after her father, uncle, and mom went to Lahore to obtain her after Indian authorities handed her over to their Pakistani counterparts.
The intriguing story began in September final when Iqra went lacking after going to school.
Requests to talk to Iqra weren’t profitable however her father, Sohail Jeewani, mentioned the matter was now closed perpetually.
“We nonetheless do not understand how she might muster up the braveness to go to India by herself. She has all the time been a shy woman. We’re as mystified as everybody else,” he mentioned.
One household supply mentioned the household was nonetheless to recuperate from the shock of what happened within the final 4 months.
Questions nonetheless stay over how the 16-year-old Iqra managed to journey from Karachi to Dubai then to Kathmandu and from there to India.
“And she or he undertook this lengthy and harmful journey as a result of she had fallen in love with an Indian man who she thought was a Muslim software program engineer Sameer Ansari,” the household supply mentioned.
Ansari in actuality was 26-year-old Mulayam Singh Yadav, a safety guard in Bengaluru whom Iqra met whereas taking part in on-line Ludo video games.
Iqra offered her jewellery and borrowed cash from her school mates to purchase air tickets to Dubai and onwards to Kathmandu from the place Yadav, from Uttar Pradesh, had organized for her to be introduced into Bengaluru through the India-Nepal border the place he met her and took her to his house.
Her uncle, Afzal Jeewani, mentioned Iqra went to Dubai after which to Kathmandu as she could not get hold of a visa for India.
Iqra was solely recovered by the Indian police after neighbours within the locality the place Yadav took her complained to the police after seeing her providing prayers, he mentioned.
“Among the neighbours received suspicious after they noticed a lady providing namaz in a Hindu’s house as she was dwelling there beneath the Hindu title of Rava,” Afzal mentioned.
He additionally confirmed that Indian police had recovered Iqra quickly after the criticism however saved her in a shelter house the place she was questioned by police and intelligence individuals about how she received into India.
Yadav even received an Aadhaar card performed for Iqra after altering her title to Rava and later she even utilized for an Indian passport.
“However we’re grateful to the Pakistan and Indian governments for serving to us in recovering her and ending this terrifying chapter for us,” Afzal mentioned.
He mentioned the woman has continually been asking for forgiveness since her return to Pakistan. He claimed that the Indian man had deceived his niece by posing as a Muslim boy when the 2 met on social media whereas taking part in on-line Ludo video games.
The Jeewani household, which has a enterprise in Shahi Bazar in Hyderabad metropolis within the southern Sindh province, mentioned Iqra realised her blunder after reaching Bengaluru and assembly Yadav as she began calling her mom on WhatsApp to tell her about all the things.
A senior police official mentioned the household knowledgeable them concerning the name and so they received in contact by the required channels with the Pakistan international workplace who then contacted their Indian counterparts to assist discover and recuperate the woman.
Dr Fatima Sehgal, a psychiatrist who specialises in dependancy and the results of social media, instructed PTI that Iqra’s case was not a giant shock to her as such is the ability of on-line friendships.
“When somebody, particularly a lady, comes from a conservative household background and is an introvert she or he is definitely enticed into friendships on on-line platforms and so they develop a really robust belief, bond and at instances even love with somebody they’ve met on-line,” she mentioned.
Fatima mentioned that when such a lady or boy befriends somebody who listens to them, patronises them and expresses love for them they begin visualising a film-like future with them.
“That’s the reason it’s so mandatory for folks as of late to be taught concerning the dangerous results of social media and use them of their parenting,” she added.