Two Muslim men from Indore have been booked in a grooming case under MP’s new religious law (MP Dharm Swatantra Adhiniyam 2020) on Sunday for allegedly hiding their real identity and forcing two teenagers to marry them and to convert into Islam. It has also come to light that when the girls refused, the men molested them.
Police have registered a case under sections 363 (Kidnapping), 366 (Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her for marriage, etc.), 354 (Assault of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and 34 of IPC and other sections of MP Freedom Act – 2020 against the two men who have been identified as Sohail Khan and Hasan Qadir. They have been arrested and handed over to Azad Nagar police in Indore.
As per the police, the accused somehow got the mobile numbers of both girls and started chatting using different names and concealing their identity. Two days ago, they took the girls in a car asking them to join in a cafe to celebrate their birthday. Midway, they took them to Jam Ghat and asked the girls to marry them and convert to their religion (Islam).
When the girls refused, the accused started harassing and blackmailing them. The girls then started screaming for help and hearing their call for help people present there saved the girls and handed over the boys to the Mandleshwar police who in turn handed them over to Azad Nagar police.
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