Police have arrested a 24-year-old lady, her dad and mom and a Muslim cleric, accusing them of unlawful confinement of a minor boy, his forcible non secular conversion and marrying him to the girl, an official stated on Wednesday.
The arrests have been made after a video of the wedding went viral on social media. It additionally prompted members of proper wing group Bajrang Dal to stage a protest at Kakadeo Police Station on Monday.
Two policemen, together with the station home officer (SHO) of Kakadeo Police Station, have been suspended on Tuesday for negligence in investigation, officers stated.
Police sources stated the boy and the girl got here in touch via a preferred social media platform and usually chatted with one another.
Commenting on the incident DCP (West) BBGTS Murthy stated, “Mohammad Hanif (42), his spouse Jameela Bano (40) and their daughter Simran (24) together with a Muslim cleric Tauheed (52) who carried out the wedding have been arrested on Tuesday for alleged kidnapping and forceful conversion of minor Dalit boy.”
The accused have been booked for unlawful confinement and below sections of Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Illegal Spiritual Conversion legislation.
The legislation prohibits forceful conversion or that completed by allurement and fraudulent means.
The 16-year-old boy works at an eatery and had left his home for Gorakhpur on Saturday.
He returned house on Sunday and informed his mom that he went to Simran’s home the place “he was given one thing to eat after which he felt dizzy. He was then pressured to transform to Islam and marry her,” the mom alleged within the police grievance lodged at Kakdeo Police Station on Monday.
DCP Murthy additionally suspended the station home officer of Kakdeo Police Station Ram Kumar Gupta and sub-inspector Sher Singh for negligence in investigation.
In keeping with police, Simran is married and has a three-year-old daughter. Her husband left her two years in the past.
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