Udupi (Karnataka): After eloping with another woman last year, a man who recently announced triple talaq on Facebook messenger, was arrested by Shirva police in Karnataka.

The accused was identified as Sheikh Mohammed Saleem (38), a resident of Shirva and the victim was Swapnaz who lives in Saudi Arabia. The woman is said to have filed her complaint under the provision of new legislation that prohibits instant triple talaq, making it a punishable offence.

The accused married Swapnaz in 2010 and the couple have a daughter. The man cheated her and later eloped to Mumbai with another woman.

As police were informed about Saleem's movements in Shirva, police arrested him.