Udupi, Aug 10: A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Udupi district police on charge of giving triple talaq to his wife through social media. He is now in judicial custody.
The arrested has been identified as Sheikh Mohammed Saleem, a resident of Shirva. He got married to Safnaz, a resident of Shirva in 2010 and the couple have a daughter. They were residing in Saudi Arabia until recently. However, Sheikh, who allegedly had an affair with another woman, left his wife and child in Saudi Arabia and flew back to India in July.
Police said after his arrival to India, Sheikh sent a triple talaq message on social media to his wife. He also posted pictures of another woman on his account. Safnaz lodged a complaint to jurisdictional police through an email and based on it, they arrested Sheikh.
Police said that Sheikh, after testing negative for Coronavirus, was sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. A case was registered at Shirva police station under The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.