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A 22-year-old Muslim boy was found dead in the Kasgunj police station.

Altaf had been called in for questioning as the Kasganj Police were looking for the 16-year-old Hindu girl. According to the FIR, the girl had gone missing with Altaf’s friend. Her father has alleged that Altaf had sent the girl to Delhi with his friend. The FIR quotes the father as stating that at 2 pm on 8 November, Altaf came to the house when his daughter was alone at home. He then allegedly called his friend and sent them both to Delhi. The father claimed that the girl took her clothes and some documents. According to the FIR, the father of the girl said Altaf used to visit his house frequently as they had hired him to retile their bathroom.  

The Kasganj Police claim to have recovered intimate videos from Altaf’s phone of him and the girl.  

The Kasganj Police claim to have recovered intimate videos from Altaf’s phone of him and the girl. The police, however, refused to share the videos. The father in the complaint urged the police to bring back his minor daughter. This is why we called Altaf for questioning. Moreover, we did not invoke any sections under the anti-conversion law, because the complainant did not make any such allegation. 

The police may invoke sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the case. As of now, the police lodged under sections 363 (kidnapping) and 366 (abduction, inducing a woman to compel her for marriage) of the IPC. Altaf has died but the complaint also mentions a friend of his who took the girl to Delhi. The first priority is to trace the girl and arrest the man who took her to Delhi. His involvement in this will be investigated and sections of the POCSO Act may also be invoked since the girl is a minor.  Police brought Altaf in for questioning on 8 November and was found dead on 9 November. 

A 22-year-old Muslim boy was found dead in the Kasgunj police station

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