MP: Muslim youth arrested for allegedly luring a Hindu woman into marriage

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Morena
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2014 22:19 IST

A Muslim youth and his Hindu accomplice were arrested from Chambal region of the state for allegedly forcing a Hindu woman to convert to Islam, police said on Wednesday.

The incident was reported from Jaura town in Morena district.

Though the 23-year-old woman refuted that she was abducted and converted to Islam before she got married to the accused, a sub-divisional magistrate acting on a complaint from a Hindu outfit, directed the police to arrest the youth and his accomplice for allegedly luring her.

The woman said that she was being forced to marry a middle-aged man by her parents and she had eloped with the accused willingly.

Police said the woman had eloped with the accused Ismail Khan on July 5.

The woman’s brother had approached the Hindu Jagaran Manch, which lodged a complaint with the police.

The manch, in its complaint alleged that Khan with the help of his friend Somvir Jatav had lured the woman and abducted her.

Both the woman and the accused have given conflicting statements to the police.

While the woman said that that she and Khan got married at a temple in Delhi, and no Islamic rituals were performed, Khan claimed that they were married at a temple in Gwalior and later a 'nikah' was performed.

Morena sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) AK Kamthan directed the police to arrest Khan and Jatav citing the conflicting statements of the accused and the woman.

The SDM sent the woman to a shelter home.

Khan and Jatav were remanded to judicial custody.

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