A 35-year-old Muslim man who took a Hindu identity and married a woman from that faith has been arrested in central Assam’s Hojai district.

The man was arrested by Hojai police based on a complaint filed by the woman.

The woman with the help of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) of Hojai lodged a written complaint with Hojai SP against her husband, said a police official.

The woman who hails from upper Assam’s Dhemaji district in her complaint alleged that she came in contact with the man as both used to work in Tamil Nadu.

She claimed that the man, who hails from Nakhuti’s 2 Sarke Basti area under Lumding police station in Hojai district hide his religious identity and introduced himself as a Hindu and married her.

The woman alleged that after marriage he started torturing her both mentally and physically.

After some months, her husband allegedly looted a large amount of money from her and fled from Tamil Nadu to Nakhuti.

As her husband did not contacted her, the woman visited Doboka area where she learnt about the real religious identity and other details of her husband.

Hojai SP Barun Purkayastha based complaint sent a team from Lumding Police station and arrested him on Wednesday night from his village.

Lumding Police has booked the man under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

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