Hindu man marries twin sister in Maharashtra’s Solapur, case registered

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Twin sisters, both Mumbai-based IT engineers, getting married to the same man in Akluj of Maharashtra’s Solapur district had made news on Friday. The two sisters reportedly decided to wed the same man as they couldn’t imagine parting ways after marriage. Their family consented to the strange demand of the sisters and found a suitor who agreed to marry them both.
However, things are not looking great for the newlywed sisters and their husband. According to reports, the police have registered a case against the groom identified as Atul Awtade.
A non-cognizable offences case under IPC section 494 was booked against Atul for marrying the two sisters, Solapur Superintendent of Police Shirish Sardeshpande was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Under Sec 494 of the IPC, “Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void because of its taking place during the life of such husband or wife, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.”

Earlier, several netizens had also questioned the legal validity of Atul’s marriage with the sisters Pinky and Rinky.
“The girls were living with their mother after their father passed away a few days ago. Once when the two sisters and their mother fell ill, they used to go to the hospital in Atul’s car. During this time, Atul came close to the two young women,” Marathi online daily Maharashtra Times had reported.

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