New Delhi: Rizwana, who had changed her name to Seema Halder after converting to Hinduism one year ago, was killed by her husband Sidharth aka Bittu Halder in Damua town of Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district, reported Dainik Bhaskar on 27 March.
Local police said that Bittu Halder took Seema to a hospital on 25 March and told the doctors that she was ill. After preliminary check-ups, the doctors declared her dead.
The post-mortem report said that she was strangulated, the police were quoted as saying by Dainik Bhaskar.
Bittu Halder told the police that they were involved in a fight as Seema was asking for money. During the fight, he strangulated her with her chunari.
The police have lodged a murder cases against him.
The incident has recently drawn public attention on social media. Several users believe that the entire right-wing machinery would have reacted differently if the boy was Muslim and the woman was Hindu.