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Muslim convert grabs son from ex-wife

 | April 9, 2014

S Deepa, who won custody of her children on Monday, was injured in the abduction.

Deepa court casePETALING JAYA: A Muslim convert who lost custody of his children two days ago has abducted his 6-year-old son, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) said today.

WAO official Sally Wangsawijaya told FMT Izwan Abdullah grabbed the boy from his mother, S Deepa, in Jelebu this morning.

She said Izwan pushed Deepa to the ground and injured her.

“He then sped off, taking the boy with him.”

On Monday, the Seremban High Court granted custody of the boy and his sister, aged 9, to Deepa, who is a Hindu.

The two are the couple’s only children. Izwan converted them to Islam last year without Deepa’s knowledge.

In her decision, judge Zabariah Mohd Yusof also granted Deepa a divorce from Izwan. They got married in March 2003.

Zabariah also allowed Izwan to visit the children weekly.

Deepa is pursuing a separate case to revoke her children’s conversion.

The 30-year-old clerk has an interim protection order against her husband as she was a victim of domestic violence.

“The interim protection order is a court order given to her after her former husband abused her,” Wangsawijaya said. “The order is still valid.”

Deepa’s lawyers will be filing a contempt of court application against Izwan. She has lodged a report with Seremban police over this morning’s incident.

Izwan became a Muslim in 2012 and subsequently obtained an order from the Seremban Syariah Court for the custody, care and control of the children.

 


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