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UP: Hindu woman files case against Muslim husband under anti-conversion law

A Hindu woman has registered a case against her Muslim husband here under Uttar Pradesh's anti-conversion law, alleging that he hid his identity from her, police said on Wednesday.

UP: Hindu woman files case against Muslim husband under anti-conversion law
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Prime facie, the charges under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance seem suspicious, Additional Superintendent of Police (City), Kunwar Gyananjaya Singh said. 

However, investigation is underway and the husband is being questioned, he added. 

The ASP said the 22-year-old woman, who claims to be a Hindu, lodged a complaint on Tuesday at Visheshwarganj police station alleging that Shahenshah Khan, a resident of Sarkahi village, had forcibly married her describing himself as a Hindu. 

The woman also alleged that Khan forced her to have physical relations with him and that two members of his family have been abusing and beating her. 

On the basis of the charges, a case was registered under relevant sections of the anti-conversion law and other sections of the IPC, Singh said. 

During investigation, it was found that the woman used to talk to Khan on phone and the two got married about three months ago. 

They used to have frequent fights but sorted out their differences, however, the woman made fresh allegations against Khan on Tuesday, he said.

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