Man accuses wife, in-laws of harassment, forcing to convert

 A man has filed a complaint against his wife and in-laws accusing them of harassing him and forcing to convert to another religion.

PTI| Updated: Nov 19, 2014, 21:10 PM IST

Siwan: A man has filed a complaint against his wife and in-laws accusing them of harassing him and forcing to convert to another religion.

The man, identified as Vikas Kumar Mishra, a native of Nirala Nagar locality, filed a complaint in the Court of Acting Chief Judicial Magistrate Prem Kumar yesterday against his wife Nagma Naj and her family members charging them with harassment and forcing him to convert.

On the directions of the court, a complaint has been registered against Mishra's wife and in-laws under relevant sections of the IPC, including section 153(A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 153(B) (assertions prejudicial to national -integration), police said.

Mishra and Naj had a love marriage at an Arya Samaj temple in 2008 and its priest Pandit Dhananjaya Dwivedi issued a marriage certificate to ratify their nupital ties.

The petitioner claimed that his wife converted to Hindu religion at the time of marriage and changed her name to Reshma.

He alleged that his wife and her kins started pressurising him to convert soon after birth of their son.

Mishra accused his in-laws of assaulting him and forcibly taking Rs 60,000 in cash and a gold chain from him.