Hyderabad: Hyderabad Commissioner of Police M. Mahendar Reddy on Saturday confirmed that an NRI teenager from Hyderabad was planning to join the Islamic State. To substantiate her plan, she even went to Turkey. However, he denied that the woman underwent any military training and joined the IS ranks.
The girl, aged 19, and hailing from the south of the city stayed at Qatar. She went to Turkey along with another woman from her apartment building from that country. The two had moved upto Turkey but changed their mind. Eventually, the woman came to back to the city after contacting her parents, the official said, and added that the incident was reported two months ago.
According to the sources, the woman told the police that she planned to join the group but backed off after seeing the conditions in Syria and Iraq.