Islamabad: A Muslim man in Pakistan has been arrested after a Hindu girl rejected his claim that she had converted to Islam and married him, Dawn reported.
She accused Sarwar Solangi of abducting her and subjecting her to rape for months. The Hyderabad circuit of the Sindh High Court on Monday remanded him in police custody.
Justice Munib Akhtar passed the order after hearing an application filed by Solangi, in which he claimed that he was also Hindu before his conversion to Islam.
Solangi's counsel Ghulam Hyder Shah said that the 19-year-old girl from Tandojam had accepted Islam on May 20 in Karachi and a certificate to this effect was also issued.
He said he had married the girl in Malir town, Karachi, on May 25.
Solangi said the girl's conversion had annoyed her parents, and on June 21 her relatives forcibly took her away from him when the newly-married couple was visiting a shrine in Hyderabad.
However, the girl rejected Solangi's claims in the court.
According to a newspaper, she said she had left her house on May 18 to wash clothes when Sarwar and two other men kidnapped her and took her to Karachi.
She was kept locked up in a room where Sarwar repeatedly subjected her to rape, she said. She escaped on July 30 when Sarwar and his friends left the place to buy alcohol.
Story first published:
August 07, 2012 16:59 IST