Ghulam Mohammad, was lynched to death by Hindu right wing activists, on the suspicion of knowing whereabouts of the disappeared couple.
Bulandshahr (UP): An inter-faith couple which had allegedly eloped in the month of April from Sohi village, following which a Muslim man was beaten to death by right-wing activists, was detained by the police in Bulandshahr.
Yusuf and the 19-year-old woman were detained by the police in Bulandshahr on Wednesday night. The woman's father had registered a complaint with the police accusing Yusuf of kidnapping his daughter.
According to SP (Rural) Jagdish Sharma, the two were staying with a relative of Yusuf in Hathin village in Ballabhgarh district of Haryana. They will be produced before a magistrate in the district on Thursday, an official said.
The disappearance of the two had led to tension in the area. Ghulam Mohammad (45), a distant relative of Yusuf, was lynched to death by the Hindu right wing activists, on the suspicion of knowing whereabouts of the couple who had disappeared on April 27.
Ghulam's family had alleged that the activists belonged to the Hindu Yuva Vahini, which however stressed that none of its members were involved in the incident. The police have arrested three persons in connection with the murder.