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Husband of national champion shooter Tara Shahdeo arrested for alleged torture and 'forcing her to convert to Islam'

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 12:39pm IST | Agency: PTI

RS Kohli alias Rakilbul Hussain, facing charges of deceit, exploitation and torture lodged by his newly-married wife Tara Shahdeo, was arrested in Delhi last night. 

"A special team arrested Kohli alias Rakilbul Hussain on the borders of Delhi-Ghaziabad. He will be brought to Ranchi by Air India tomorrow," Inspector General of Police Anurag Gupta said here. He said a laptop and money were seized from him.

In her FIR, his wife, a national shooter, alleged that she was made to keep secret under duress after she learnt about her husband's faith in Islam.

Ranchi Superintendent of Police Anoop Birtharay had on August 26 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, Zee News reports.

Tara, who displayed her shooting medals before the media, 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 text SMS to her family on August 19 when she got an opportunity to text after being taken to Delhi that led to her rescue. The police have since sealed Kohli's house and seized his cars.

(With Zee News inputs)

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