A 25-year old woman has filed a petition in the Kerala High Court accusing her husband of forcing her into marriage and conversion and attempting to sell her as a sex slave to the Islamic State (IS).
The woman has claimed that her husband Muhammed Riyaz is a member of Popular Front of India (PFI), which has been under the scanner for its alleged terror links.
In her plea, the woman, a native of Kerala who was born and brought up in Gujarat, stated that she met Riyaz in Bengaluru and the two got into a relationship.
Riyaz later recorded a private video and forced the woman to change her religion and marry him using the footage.
victim also stated that she was taken to Saudi Arabia and made to join the ISIS in Syria.
Somehow, the girl managed to contact her parents and asked them to rescue her.
The petition was filed in the high court on Friday and the case will be considered on November 13.
The case has come at a time the Supreme Court is expected to hear another woman convert in Kerala, Akhila alias Hadiya on November 27. Her marriage with Muslim man Shefin Jehan was annulled by the Kerala High Court after her father Ashokan filed a petition alleging an organised conspiracy behind his daughter's conversion.
(With agency inputs)