A news18 report claimed that the father of the 22-year-old Meerut girl on Wednesday, October 15, said that "he has no problem about his daughter marrying Kaleem while adding that his 'daughter is an adult and she is free to marry him'.
The sensational case of love and religion had turned into an ugly case of forced conversion, with a huge potential to generate communal clashes in Meerut.
On October 13, Monday, the case took a shocking turn when the girl retracted from her earlier statement and alleged that she was neither gang raped nor was she forced to convert. She even confessed that she had eloped with her Muslim boyfriend.
Besides, she alleged that her family members took money from politicians and forced her to give such statements and lodged cases against her family members, following which she was sent to Nari Niketan (women's home) for her safety and protection.
However, the father of the girl has disputed her claim and said she has been threatened to give a retraction statement by one Saddam who forcibly took her to the woman police station on Sunday morning.
In her earlier complaint, she had alleged that she was raped and beaten by the accused Mohammad Sanaullah and his two aides on July 23 and forced to convert on July 26.
On August 2, the girl's father had lodged a complaint at Kharkhauda police station, that village head Nawab Khan, cleric Sallaullah, his wife and daughter Nishant had abducted his daughter on July 23 and took her to a Madrassa where they allegedly raped and illegally confined her.
On Wednesday, BJP functionary Vineet Agarwal accepted that he had given Rs 25,000 to the girl's family but that was not because of some political motive. He added that even if the girl belonged to any other community, his gesture would have remained same.