Girl’s relatives use Pakistani mujra videos to ‘malign’ her, police probe

Resemblance of a girl with Pakistani ‘mujra dancer’ is being allegedly used by some of her relatives to malign her, the police in Jammu and Kashmir said on Friday.

A senior police officer said that the girl’s relatives had been claiming that she was working as a dancer to please ‘high and mighty’, and they have used screen grabs from a Pakistani dance video to “malign” her. #

The girl, who hails from Srinagar, then sought help from police as she suspected her relatives for posting the fake dance videos.

On subsequent enquiry, police found that the video grabs were from a ‘mujra videotape’ in Pakistan in which a girl is dancing inside a hotel room.

“Her relatives took advantage of similar looks of the girl and tried to malign her family but investigation proved that the video was fake,” police said.

Earlier, the relatives had been summoned and the matter was settled after the girl lodged a complaint. “But their ‘tricks’ continued and they kept on blackmailing the girl’s family,” the police said.

The family has again approached the police and a complaint has been filed and fresh investigation taken up, the police added.