Engaged Hindu Woman Marries a Muslim Man after Conversion in Karnataka, She Reports No Coercion

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The woman, Bharthi told Police she was in love with Rihan and refuted all allegations made by her parents against the Muslim man. The police have closed the case and let them free after her statement. 

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RAICHUR — An engaged Hindu woman eloped with a Muslim man and married him on her free will after conversion in Raichur district of Karnataka, it is reported.

The girl’s parents have lodged a complaint to the Police alleging that the Muslim boy had trapped their daughter into marriage and forcibly converted her to Islam. But Police let the duo free after the woman’s statement that there was no coercion and she was in love with the Muslim man.

According to police on Friday, Bharthi, a resident of Netajinagar locality in Raichur city was engaged to a Hindu man from Hoovinahadagali and their marriage was also fixed by families. However, Bharthi was in love with Rihan, who worked at a flower shop with her.

After her engagement, she ran away with Rihan and married him, reports IANS.

They had got married at a registrar’s office in Hyderabad city on November 6 for which the girl converted to Islam.

First the parents of the Bharthi lodged a missing case with the local police. Later, they lodged a complaint alleging that Rihan had trapped their daughter into marriage and forcibly converted her to Islam.

However, the police managed to track them and when inquired, the girl refuted all allegations against Rihan. She told police that she was in love with Rihan and married him as per her wish.

The police have closed the case and let them free after her statement. (With agency inputs)

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