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Protests in Ranchi over National shooter's torture

Ranchi: A Monday shutdown has been called here to protest the alleged torture of a national gold-medal-winning woman shooter to forcibly convert her to Islam by a man who married her while concealing his Muslim identity.

"Many organisations have called for a shutdown in Ranchi on Monday. We demand CBI probe into the entire episode," Ranchi BJP legislator CP Singh told reporters. He said: "Some high-profile people are involved in the case. The alleged person was moving in a car with a beacon light."

Hoping for justice
Many organisations yesterday evening took out a torchlight procession, seeking justice for shooter Tara Sahdeo. In her police complaint, Sahdeo said she got married in June to a person named Ranjit Kohli. She said the marriage was solemnised as per Hindu rituals.

However, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when people invited her husband for iftar, she came to know that her husband's name was Rakibul Hussain after it was written on the invitation card.

She alleged that Hussain and 20 other people forced her to change her religion. When she refused, she was allegedly beaten up and a dog was made to bite her.

Sahdeo alleged she was threatened with dire consequences if she told anyone about the conversion.

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