Hadiya aka KM Akhila has been at the centre of controversy after it was alleged that she had been a victim of love jihad when she changed her religion to get married to a Muslim- Shafin Jahan. Amid several twists and turns in the case, a fresh turn has almost changed the course of the investigation.
Recently, the 25-year-old homoeopathic doctor said that she is being abused by her father. "You...need to get me out...I will be killed anytime," she is heard saying in Malayalam in a video, published by the NewsMinute.
Hadiya was put in protective custody of her parents by the Kerala High Court in June after it annulled her marriage on charges of 'love jihad'.
Meanwhile, in the video, she is heard saying, "I know my father is getting angry...He hits and kicks me when I walk." Shot by activist Rahul Easwar, the video ends abruptly, "What if my head or any part of my body hits somewhere and I die..." However, speaking to the NDTV, Hadiya's father Ashokan KM dismissed all allegations and said, "Nothing has happened to her so far... so there is no validity to her claims. I don't have the time and need to see what Rahul Eashwar says." Meanwhile, activist Eashwar said that while he was a Hindu activist, he felt that Hadiya's voice must also be heard. He also said that he would be handling over the entire footage, shot in parts to the court.
According to an article by the Deccan Chronicle, Her husband had earlier pleaded before the Supreme Court to cancel the National Investigation Agency's probe into the marriage. Visitors have been barred from meeting Hadiya in her residence, which is heavily guarded by the police. On Oct 3, the Supreme Court had said that prima facie, it was of the view that the father can't hold custody of his 24-year-old daughter. On Oct 7, the Kerala government told the Supreme Court that an investigation by the NIA was not needed in the case as the state police was efficient enough to carry out the required inquiry.