Muslim woman’s secret Hindu boyfriend is brutally tortured by Muslim gang after she falsely accuses him of rape.
The barbaric barrage of violence included setting fire to the victim’s face, beating him with a belt and kicking him in the stomach. But the Muslim gang was not charged with a ‘hate crime.’
Sonia Begum, 21, a Muslim woman who pretended she was raped by her boyfriend, leading to his prolonged torture by a gang, because she thought he would show explicit photos of her to her devout parents has now been jailed.
When Begum complained to her cousin Shahen Ahmed, 21, that the boyfriend had sexually assaulted her, he rounded up a Muslim gang who kidnapped and set fire to the 22-year-old man
Begum had claimed that her strict Muslim parents would disapprove of any contact between them, partly because he was Hindu, the Old Bailey heard.
Judge Wendy Joseph QC told Begum: ‘You were a young woman leading a double life, trying to comply with a strict regime imposed by your family while secretly having boyfriends, a Facebook account and phones for personal relationships. ’You knew that the kidnap would lead to other things.’
Begum lured him to meet her in Barking, east London, speaking to him on one mobile phone while maintaining an open line to her brother Mohammed Hussain, 20. Ahmed, Hussain and two other men – Mafijur Rahman, 45, and Kasim Uddin, 35 – then kidnapped him.
The attackers also repeatedly called him a ‘Hindu bastard’. (Yet no charges of a hate crime)
She was jailed for four years for kidnap on Friday, while Ahmed was given an indeterminate sentence for public protection for leading the horrifically violent attack.
During the kidnap, a series of ‘truly terrifying’ phone calls were made demanding money from his family, in which he could be heard screaming, the court heard.
The judge said: ‘They were very frightening. There were repeated threats to kill (the man) backed up by the sound of him screaming and crying in fear and pain. They were truly terrifying.’
Ahmed, of Wapping, east London, was told he must serve at least eight-and-a-half years before he can apply for parole. He admitted kidnap, false imprisonment, blackmail and causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Hussain, of Poplar, east London, was jailed for 14 years; Uddin, of Mile End, east London, received 11-and-a-half years; and Rahman was sentenced to six-and-a-half years for their roles in the attack.