Girl Threatens Suicide Unless Married to Salem


Thane: The 25 year old Mumbai girl who is seeking to marry gangster Abu Salem has threatened to commit suicide if her application before the TADA court for permission to tie the nuptials with the jailed gangster is not considered favourably by the court authorities.

Bahaar Kausar (25) claimed to have married the gangster on board a Lucknow bound train in 2014. “I have been defamed and my name and image has been tarnished to a great extent. My life has become difficult … no other alternative is left for me, except to get married to Abu Salem and if not then to commit suicide,” said Kausar in her June 15 application to the TADA court in Mumbai.

A commerce graduate from a local college, the 25-year-old has sought permission of the court for Salem to be brought to Mumbai at the office of the registrar of marriages to sign on the documents and formalize their nikkah under the Special Marriage Act. Salem is presently serving time in Taloja jail.

Insisting that her decision to marry the incarcerated gangster was more of a compulsion, she blamed the police for undue victimization by circulating the “morphed” photographs of her with the gangster.

“The police called me and my friend for inquiry but instead of making inquiries with her the police slapped her and till date she is under shock. I am ashamed to show her my face as she had not done anything then too why such an attitude towards her,” the application said.

Kausar claimed that the alleged police harrassment has so led to their relatives and neighbours maintaining a distance from them. “They (the police) visited my relatives in Azamgarh, Lucknow Gujarat and now the relatives are also not on talking terms with us due to media reports and humiliation by the police.”