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MP: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife

Anuppur (MP), Feb 11: A 35-year-old man was booked for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over phone in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

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An offence was registered against Mohammed Ramzan under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, which bans instant triple talaq, Bhalumada police station in-charge Ramnath Armo said.

According to complainant Afsana Bi (30), her husband said talaq (divorce) thrice to her over phone at around 5 pm on Sunday.

Afsana Bi had married Ramzan, a resident of Kholi village under Chachai police station of Anuppur district, in April 2012 and the couple has a five-year-old daughter.

The complainant said her husband had started ill- treating her soon after their marriage and threw her out of his home three years ago, following which she has been staying with her mother and brother.

The woman filed a complaint with the police on Monday and the probe is underway, Armo said.

Under the law that came into force last year, triple talaq can attract a prison sentence of upto three years and a fine.

PTI

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