A woman accuses her husband and her in-laws of forced religious conversion and harassment for dowry; 3 outfits

Durg, Sep 2 (PTI) A 21-year-old woman here in Chhattisgarh has filed a lawsuit against her husband, accusing him of forcibly converting his religion for marriage and having unnatural sex with her, an official said on Thursday.

She also alleged that her husband and her in-laws harassed her for the dowry, said Vishal Son, an officer from the Chhavni police station.

Based on her complaint, a case was filed against her husband, parents, brother and sister-in-law at Chhavni police station on Wednesday, the official said.

The woman’s husband, father and brother have been arrested, while her mother and sister-in-law are on the run, he said.

The woman, from JP Nagar in the Chhavni region of Durg district, said in her police complaint that she was in a relationship with the 25-year-old man from the same locality.

In December last year, she and the man left their home without telling anyone, as a result of which her parents filed a missing person complaint, the official said.

The couple returned in February this year and informed Chhavni police that they were married in Calcutta and also produced supporting documents. Since then, the woman has been living in her in-laws’ home, the police official said.

On Wednesday, the woman arrived at the police station here and filed a complaint, alleging that her husband had forcibly converted his religion before marriage in Calcutta and also pressured her to consume beef, a- he declared.

The woman further alleged that her husband engaged in unnatural sex with her. She also accused her stepfather, stepmother, her husband’s brother and sister-in-law of harassing her over the dowry, the official said.

The case was registered against the accused under Articles 377 (unnatural offenses) and 498-A (husband or relative of the husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), provisions of the Chhattisgarh Religious Freedom Act. 1968 and the Dowry Prohibition Act-1961, the police official said. PTI COR TKP


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