Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh police have arrested a man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife for being obese.
According to reports, the woman, Salma Bano, a native of Sherani Molla in Meghnagar had married to one Arif Hussain ten years back and the couple has two children. However, she filed a complaint with the Meghnagar Police Station in the Jhabua district on Tuesday alleging that she has been given triple talaq by Arif for being obese.
Police registered a case against Salma’s husband under new Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Ordinance, 2018.
“The woman, Salma Bano, a native of Sherani Molla in Meghnagar was married to Arif 10 years back. The couple has two children, including a daughter and son. Following her complaint on Tuesday, we arrested her husband under section 323 and 498 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” station-in-charge (SHO), Kushal Singh Rawat said.
The incident has shocked the locals as it has come a month after the central government passed an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence.