A man in the Hojai district of Assam has been arrested by the Hojai superintendent of police for hiding his religious identity with the purpose to marry a Hindu woman. A police officer said that the man was from the Muslim religion and was arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged against him by his wife.
Lumding police station officer-in-charge, S K Sarma told the media that the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) of Hojai helped the woman to file the written complaint to SP against her husband who cheated her with a fake religious identity.
The woman belongs to the Dhemaji district of Assam and as per sources she had met the man i.e. her husband when both of them were in Tamil Nadu for Job purposes. The man is actually from the area of Nakhuti's 2 Sarke Basti comes under the Lumding police station.
The woman said that the man had not revealed his true religious identity before their marriage. He cheated on her being a Hindu man but later disclosed his identity as a man from the Muslim community. She further claims that after their marriage he started to torture her with domestic violence affecting both her physical and mental health.
After a few months, the man took a huge amount of money and fled to Assam from Tamil Nadu. The man then didn't even contact his wife and on following him the wife got to know about his true identity.
On Wednesday, 20 October the Hojai superintendent of police, Barun Purkayastha sent a team of police to capture the accused man. They arrested him on the same night and introduced him at a local court in Hojai on Thursday, 21 October.
The officer in charge of Lumding Police Station said that investigation of the case is open as it is a matter of interfaith marriage it needs more deep investigation. He said that it is a case of "love jihad" as the man from different religion married a woman from another religion by cheating her and pretending to be from similar faith. As the love-jihad cases are increasing in Assam the law has been made strict about interfaith marriages and interfaith love in the state.