The Bihar Post

Bihar villagers stunned to know Yasmin’s ‘IS links’


PATNA: A Bihar woman who was arrested from the Delhi airport for her alleged terrorist links is said to be highly religious and an IT expert.

The arrested woman identified as Yasmin Muhammad, a resident of Muraul village under Bajpatti block in Sitamarhi district, was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Sunday while boarding a flight to Kabul.

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She was apparently on way to join Islamic State, world’s most dreaded terrorist group.

According to villagers, she was a highly religious woman who would offer prayers five times a day without fail.

“We were informed she is highly religious who would offer namaj five times a day,” a local village council chief Subodh Bhagat was quoted as saying in the local vernacular daily Hindustan today.

Another Hindi daily, Dainik Jagran quoting local villagers described 28-year-old Yasmin as a “highly qualified woman, an IT expert, very much active in the social media who would always carry a tab”.

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The paper also wrote her co-villagers were stunned after revelations of her “terrorist links”.

“She had come to her native village after a long time and was staying with us for the past few months. We never heard any complaints about her,” writes Hindustan quoting Anwarul Haque, a co-villager.

Reports said the arrested woman had also stayed In Phulwarisharif and Lohanipur localities of Patna and also worked for a private company for some time before leaving for Kerala to join Peace International School as a teacher.

It was here that she came in contact with one Mohamad Rashid who later joined IS and recruited many youths from Kerala, as per reports.

Reports also said she is a divorcee who hates music and any forms of entertainment.

Image Caption: Yasmin Muhammad

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