Kottayam: The Kerala Women’s Commission responded to reports of a danger to the life of Hadiya, a 24-year-old woman who converted to Islam, by asking the Kottayam district police to conduct a high-level inquiry. In her letter to district police chief, Chairperson MC Josephine said the officer heading the probe should at least be a Deputy Superintendent (DSP). The commission has also asked for a report on Hadiya’s present condition.
On Thursday, Hadiya appeared in a video and claimed her father had been beat her brutually. She said she could die any moment. Earlier, there had been reports that her parents were sedating her. Her husband, Shefin Jahan, who married her after she converted to Islam, has challenged the Kerala High Court’s decision to annul their marriage. The court also granted custody of Hadiya to her parents.
The supreme court will hear Jahan’s plea on Monday.