The Kerala Police have arrested four men who were allegedly involved in wife swapping after a woman filed a complaint to the police that her husband was forcing her have sexual activities with others. The woman told the police that her husband had befriended those people on ShareChat, an online sharing group.
The police in Kayamkulam town in Alappuzha district of Kerala said the practice of wife swapping started in March last year when the victim's husband forced her to have sex with one Arshad, a native of Calicut. The case was filed a week ago and the four men were arrested on Friday after preliminary inquiry.
The investigating officer said the victim's husband contacted Arshad through the social media app, reported India Today.
“She said she was often tortured by her husband, an employee of a travel company when she refused to oblige and threatened to divorce her,” a police officer said. “She said while two women were willing to such relationships she and another woman opposed it vehemently.”
According to Hindustan Times, the four men are in 25-35 age-group and hail from middle-class families. A senior police officer said this is the first such case reported in the state involving a social media platform for wife swapping. He said many such sites were under the scanner of cyber wing of the police.
Kayamakulam station house officer CS Sharon told HT that the prime accused was addicted to online chat and came in contact with a couple in Kozhikkode in March 2018. He then established a good rapport with them. Later, both started frequenting each other’s house and two more couples also joined them. The complainant said she was not willing to continue such a relationship and some men were very violent in nature.
The police said the racket was going on for more than a year and the woman decided to stop it when her husband tried to widen his net.
The men have been charged under Section 366 IPC for luring/intimidating a woman for sexual favours," the officer told India Today.