A youth was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district underneath the anti-conversion legislation for allegedly kidnapping and forcibly marrying a minor, police mentioned on Wednesday.
A case of kidnapping together with provisions of the just lately enacted anti-conversion legislation has been lodged towards the person whereas additional sections of legislation, if required, shall be added after the lady’s assertion, police mentioned.
Police are additionally trying to find the one that facilitated the nikah ceremony.
Tabarak Khan, a local of Samastipur district in Bihar and residing in a rented home in Shahpur police station space, kidnapped the 14-year-old lady residing within the neighbourhood and forcibly married her on March 1.
He issued threats to her life and warned towards telling anybody in regards to the marriage and despatched her again to her dwelling the identical day.
The lady’s mom instructed police that the accused had usually been teasing her daughter. Lately, the mom discovered a doc in Urdu from her daughter’s college bag and after inquiring got here to know that it was a wedding certificates (nikahnama).
The lady, who’s a Class 6 pupil, had not instructed anybody in regards to the marriage apparently out of concern. The lady’s household could be very poor they usually work as labourers, police mentioned.
“On the criticism of the lady’s mom, an FIR underneath sections of kidnapping and UP Prohibition of Illegal Spiritual Conversion Ordinance, 2020 was lodged on Sunday and the accused was arrested on Tuesday,” SHO of Shahpur police station S Ok Singh mentioned.
The medical report is awaited and different sections of the legislation can be added after the assertion of the lady in courtroom, he mentioned.
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