With the Islamic State (Isis) spreading its wings across the world, it is not just Muslim youths who are being attracted to its propaganda, but also those from other communities as well, according to reports.
A retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army has sought help from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to counsel his daughter as she has been linked to Isis recruiters and is aspiring to join the Raqqa-based militant outfit.
The girl, a Hindu, had earlier gone to Australia for post-graduation studies. When she returned to India after three years, she was a changed person, reported The Indian Express.
After growing concerned about the girl's social media activities, the retired army officer read her online communication with alleged Isis members. He revealed to NIA that she was planning to convert to Islam and then travel to Syria via Australia, said reports.
The Intelligence Bureau has already interrogated her in connection with the matter.
The incident comes to light at a time when there are increasing numbers of reports about Indians being linked to the Islamist militant outfit.
Last week, four Kerala youths, who were deported from the UAE, were taken into custody and interrogated by the Research and Analysis Wing. According to a tip-off received from them, police registered an FIR against Riyadul Rahman, a youth from Kozhikode who had earlier absconded from Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.
Two weeks ago, the Hyderabad police had arrested Afsha Jabeen alias Nicole "Nikki" Joseph, who allegedly recruited boys through social media networks to join the Islamic State.