Two Muslim youths have been booked under Madhya Pradesh (MP) Dharm Swatantra Adhiniyam 2020 for allegedly hiding their real identity and forcing two teenage girls to marry them.
Mandleshwar Police in Khangone has registered a case against the two youth identified as Sohail Khan and Hasan Qadir. They have been arrested and handed over to Azad Nagar Police in Indore.
ASP Khargone, Jitendra Singh Pawar told Times of India that on the complaint of two class 12 girls aged 16 and 17, Sohail and Hassan have been booked under IPC, Pocso Act and MP Dharm Swatantra Adhiniyam 2020.
While talking to the media, ASP Pawar said that 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 took their pictures, he said.