Shirley Hodges married Pakistan National Gul Mohammed 13 years ago after falling in love. But her dream of love and happy marriage doomed soon when she landed in Pakistan. Shirley hodges who became Shabnam after marriage has been held as hostage along with her two daughters by her own husband in Karachi.
Shirley aka Shabnam met Gul Mohammed in Ahemdabad, they fell in love with each other and got married on 23/05/1998. But when she reached Karachi she came to know that Gul Mohammed is already having a wife and six children.
Shabnam has alleged that from last 13 years she has been kept captive. Gul Mohammed has locked her on the fifth floor of his multi storeyed house. Her two daughters Chandani and Sanjana Khan are also kept captive. Shabnam had no means to contact with her famil in Ahmedabad. Only three months ago through a family friend in Pakistan Shabnam’s family managed to give laptop to Shabanam. Now through internet Shabnam is able to contact with her family members.
Noel Hodges, brother of Shabnam has sought help from Gujarat and India’s Human Right Commission to save her sister from the torture of Gul Mohammed. Indian Embassy in Pakistan has been contacted for the same. Along with Noel entire Hodges family is hoping return of their beloved daughter. But they also fear threat for Shabnama’s life.
She has two daughters with Gul Mohammed, Chandani Khan aka Dolly and Sanjana Khan are longing to be with their Nana and Nani in Ahmedabad.
Daniel Hodges 78, has grew old , his eyes are waiting to see their daughter back and safe. Shabnam’s mother Sheela Hodges grieves daily for her daughter grand daughters.
Tv9 reporter managed to talk with in house hostage Shabnam in Karachi via internet. Shabnam said that her life has become hell out there