Indore: A 32-year-old Muslim man was arrested on Friday for allegedly forcing his Hindu wife to embrace Islam in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh, police said.
The man, a fourth-year student of homeopathy, has been charged with employing force and fraud to change religion, thereby violating provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2021, Khajrana police station officer Dinesh Verma said.
The wife of the accused, in her complaint, stated that she became friendly with the man while working in a private hospital and she was “trapped” into marrying him in 2015.
The complainant stated that her husband’s attitude towards her changed three years after marriage when she gave birth to a girl. Thereafter, he forced her to change her religion, Verma said, quoting the complaint.
The woman also accused her husband of harassing her for dowry, the police officer said, adding further investigation was on.