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Jharkhand love jihad case: Former national shooter Tara Shahdeo granted divorce from Raqibul Hassan

Jharkhand love jihad case: Former national shooter Tara Shahdeo granted divorce from Raqibul Hassan
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A family court in Ranchi has granted divorce to former national-level shooter Tara Shahdeo, who had alleged that her husband married her by giving false information about his religion.

A family court in Ranchi has granted divorce to former national-level shooter Tara Shahdeo, who had alleged that her husband married her by giving false information about his religion.

The court of B K Goutam on Tuesday allowed the divorce petition filed by Shahdeo, her counsel L C N Shahdeo said on Wednesday.

The petition was filed on January 6, 2017, on the ground that the marriage took place on the basis of false information about Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hassan's religion, which subsequently led to cruelty against Tara Shahdeo by her husband, the counsel said.

The rifle shooter had also alleged that her husband, Kholi, had put pressure on her to change her religion.

The issue allegedly to be a case of "love jihad" had hogged national attention four years ago. Considering its gravity the Union Home Ministry had sought a report on the matter.

Tara Shahdeo had filed an FIR with the Hindpiri police station on August 19, 2014, and Kohli was arrested on August 26 in the same year from Delhi.

Ranchi Superintendent of Police Anoop Birtharay had on August 26, 2014 said that Tara married Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain with her consent on July 7 this year and that Kohli has recently started believing Islam. She alleged that Kohli beat her and forced her to convert to Islam after they got married in July, according to Zee News report.

Tara further alleged in her FIR that she came to know about her husband's faith only after her marriage and that she was able to send SMS to her family on August 19 when she got an opportunity to text after being taken to Delhi that led to her rescue.

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