Kerala's Hindu girl Aparna was forced to become Shahana; converted to Islam under pressure?

A woman from Kerala has claimed that her daughter was forcibly converted to Islam.

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016, 11:03 AM IST
Kerala's Hindu girl Aparna was forced to become Shahana; converted to Islam under pressure?
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Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking revelation, a woman from Kerala has claimed that her daughter, an aeronautical engineering student in Kochi, was forcibly converted to Islam.

The woman in her complaint has said that her daughter Aparna, who had changed her name to Shahana, was forcibly converted to Islam.

"When we came to know about it, we approached the police who then located her in Kozhikode," Mini Vijayan from Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram said in the complaint, according to a report in TOI.

Aparna went missing along with 20 others in Kerala.

Meanwhile, the conversion of Hindu girl Nimisha alias Fathima, who recently went missing along with 20 others from Kerala, continues to grab the media's attention.

Aparna was a student of Jual Education Trust in Ernakulam. She joined it in August 2013 and was staying at a hostel there.

Police have tracked her staying at Sathya Sarini in Kozhikode.. It's an institute which aims to propagate Islam among non-Muslims.

Earlier, the Kerala police had launched a high-level investigation into reports suggesting that 20 youths from Kasaragod and Palakkad districts, who were found missing for more than a month, may have joined Islamic State.