The daughter of a retired Army Lt Colonel, about whom her father had alerted the National Investigation Agency over suspicion that she was planning to join the Islamic State terror group, had pretended to be radicalised in order to spite her parents, a report has claimed.
The 25-year-old Hindu woman was in a relationship with a Muslim man and decided to spite her parents after they rejected her demand to marry her Muslim boyfriend.
She started visiting websites containing material on the Islamic State despite not having any interest in its ideology.
The lady told Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials that she was angry at her parents and started looking for information on IS activities and reading up on Islam on the Internet.
According to the daily, the woman further told IB sleuths that it was her boyfriend who had instigated her to read material on IS on the Internet. In fact, he had even shared stuff on the terror group with her.
IB officers “suspect that the boy might be in touch with people either associated with Islamic State or other outfits”, the daily reported.
The father had come to know about his daughter’s interest in joining IS nearly three months ago while scanning through her laptop.
“Nothing suspicious was found against the girl though and she has been de-radicalized. She was not in touch with any ISIS member online. It was out of anger she did what she did,” an IB officer told the daily.
Indian intelligence agencies are now in touch with Australian authorities to seek more information about the woman’s Mumbai-based boyfriend – the duo had fallen in love while in Australia for higher studies.