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India: Man arrested for allegedly murdering friend who ‘forced him into a gay relationship’

James Park April 25, 2012

KOLKATA, INDIA: Indian members of the Integration Society, an organization committed to the defence of human rights and sexual freedom, apply make-up as they take part in a march entitled "Walk on the Rainbow" in Kolkata, 26 June 2005 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, said to be the birth of the Gay Liberation Movement. Some hundred members took part in the march even as homosexuality in India stands criminalized because of a mid 19th century colonial law, as the section 377 of the Indian Penal Code enacted by the British in 1860 criminalizes what it calls, "sexual offences against the order of nature". AFP PHOTO/DESHAKALYAN chowdhury (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

Police in New Delhi have arrested a 20-year-old man, identified only as Wasim, who is accused of murdering a friend who he claimed continually forced him into a homosexual relationship.

The police Police say that Wasim, a resident of the Hauz Qazi district of New Delhi was arrested following a tip off. He has been charged with murdering a colleague, identified as being called Danish. Both worked together for a local butcher.

The victim was found dead inside the butcher’s shop by the owner on Monday who informed the police.

“The shop owner Mohammed Shamim Qureshi also told us that the mobile phone which was being used by Danish was also missing,” a police official is quoted as saying. “During interrogation, Wasim revealed that Danish was forcing him to have homosexual relations with him.”

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