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UP man booked for forceful conversion of his wife

UP man booked for forceful conversion of his wife

Aligarh (UP): A 25-year-old man and his two sisters were booked under the UP's anti-conversion law for 'forcibly converting' her, after two years of marriage.

The woman, named Puja Soni, from Chhattisgarh's Ranva Haid Gamariya village said that she never realised that her husband was a Muslim, and has never met her in-laws.

She said she had married a man "she believed" was called Ashok Rajput in March 2019 in Delhi, where she works at a hospital.

She got to know the man, who worked as a plumber after they started talking over the phone.

Later they met and fell in love with each other. "We got married in a temple," she said. The couple started living in Noida.

"On February 7 this year, we had a daughter. On March 22, he took me to his home at the Rait village in Aligarh. There, I found out his name was Afzal Khan. I was forced to read the 'namaz' and stopped from offering my prayers." the women said in her complaint to the police.

"On April 8, they took my daughter away from me. Then, they converted me forcefully and renamed me 'Alna'." she added.

She also alleged that her in-laws drove her out of the house and dropped her off at Mathura.

SHO Abhay Kumar Sharma of the Lodha police station, where the FIR was registered, said, "Ashok Rajput a.k.a Afzal Khan has been booked under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance and Section 323 of the IPC (voluntarily causing hurt) along with his sisters."

The woman's statement will be registered in a court under Section 164 of the CrPC on Monday.

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