Mangaldoi/Guwahati, July 11: On Wednesday, Darrang Police apprehended a youth for allegedly forcing a minor girl to have sexual relations with him and also hiding his real religion from the girl in Darrang’s Dalgaon region.
The entire incident created a sensation among the locals of the region and the girl’s family along with the locals alleged the whole issue to be a case of ‘Love Jihad’ as the boy was a Muslim.
Following the issue, the family lodged a complaint against the youth and based on the complaint, the police initiated an investigation.
The youth has been identified as Sonu Ali and is a student of Mangaldoi Commerce College was apprehended from Baihata Chariali on Tuesday by the police.
After apprehending the couple and primary interrogation, the police arrested the boy under section 366(A) of the Indian Penal Code.
Sources informed that during interrogation, the youth told the police that both of them were in love with each other and so they decided to get married. Since both of them were of different religion, the couple decided to elope from Dalgaon.
It may be mentioned the family alleged that Sonu Ali used the name ‘Sonu’ without revealing his surname or religion to ‘trap’ the minor girl.
However, the police are investigating the matter.