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Kerala woman held up in Mangaluru to marry as per wishes.

Mangalore Today News Network

THRISSUR: A woman who was abducted and detained at Mangaluru for falling in love with a Muslim youth is set to marry her lover soon. The youth and the woman said that they have submitted their marriage application under the Special Marriages Act to the sub-registrar office at Kunnamkulam near here.

They said they were waiting for the legally-required one month’s time before proceeding with the marriage.

According to legal circles, objections could be raised against the marriage during this period only on two grounds - whether they are under-aged or they had married earlier and that relationship is still legally valid.

The woman said she had returned from Mangaluruon May 24 and has been living with him near Guruvayur since then.

Meanwhile, the Chavakkad judicial first class magistrate has directed the police to register an FIR against her mother and others who had allegedly detained her at Mangaluru. In her private complaint filed before the magistrate she alleged she was tortured and drugged, and that there was even an attempt to rape her.

In her complaint she has listed 24 people, including her mother, some relatives and a doctor in Kochi who had allegedly connived to give her various drugs declaring that she was suffering from mental ailments.

She said she was kept under illegal confinements at different places in Kerala, and was later taken to Mangaluru.

She was released from the custody after she sent a video to Kerala chief minister and DGP complaining bought her plight.  The Karnataka police then took steps for her release, based on a request by the Kerala government.