Interfaith extramarital affair: Man arrested after Bajrang Dal attack
Udupi, Feb 24: A 29-year-old man was arrested by the police on the charge of cheating and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste at Nitte coming under the Karkala Rural Police Station limits on Monday.
Vilas Nayak, Deputy Superintendent of Police, said that the man, Mohammed Asif, was married and had three children. He had developed friendship with the woman, promising her that he would marry her.
He also falsely gave his name as Adi Shetty to her. He sexually assaulted her at a shed at Nitte on February 4.
When Asif and the woman tried to meet on the night of February 22, they were caught by members of the Bajrang Dal, who beat him. Meanwhile, the woman lodged a complaint at the Karkala Rural Police Station. Asif was helped by three of his friends Ravi, Vijay and Yogish, and the police are looking out for them.
A case was registered under Sections 376 and 420 of Indian Penal Code and The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act). The police arrested Asif and produced him before a court in Udupi, which remanded him in judicial custody till March 6, the police said.