According to relatives, Arshad was an auto driver who ensnared her by wooing her five years ago, when the victim was doing her final year graduation. “She however realized that his display of affections was sheer hoax soon after marriage. Soon after marriage she was constantly subject to extreme pressures from Arshad and his relatives, to get her converted to Islam. She refused following which Arshad, along with his parents, brother and sister in law began torturing her physically,” said relatives making it clear that Surya, unable to withstand the Jihadi’s tortures, had made many previous suicide attempts.
Surya, meantime, bore Arshad two children- three year old Alfiya and one year old Aadil. “Arshad and his relatives were hell bent on giving the children Islamic names, which she did not resist, owing to extreme tortures.
According to relatives, even though decision on the names of children were taken, Arshad’s relatives were unrelenting regarding Surya’s religious preferences. “Even though she fled to her mother’s home, he reached there too. He would be under the influence of alcohol and used to torture Surya and her mother for dowry, which they obviously could never afford. They were poverty stricken, with Surya’s father having abandoned her mother years ago.”