Jharkhand Police arrested a trader who forcefully converted his employee to Islam. The accused identified as Md Khurishid Mansuri (35), a resident of Jalaha village under Sanokhar Police Station in the neighboring Bhagalpur district, which falls in Bihar.
As per a written complaint by Rupali Devi, a resident of Dacoita village under Lalamatiya police station, her husband Shankar Pandit’s (45) was forced to convert and offer prayers in a mosque on the day of Eid by his employer Md Khurishid Mansuri.
The woman has alleged further in her complaint that Khurshid also changed Shankar Pandit’s name to Salim Mansuri and confined him in his house. Shankar Pandit had been working at Mansuri’s shop for the last 1.5 years for a daily wage of ₹150.
While talking to Hindustan Times, a Police official said, “Accused is in our custody. Any further action would be taken only after a probe by senior officials.”