Kozhikode ( Kerala) Nov 5: Kerala Police took a so called Muslim religious preacher into custody in early hours on Saturday for advising against breast milk for a child until the fifth azan call.
The arrest was made after a mother, despite repeated persuasions by the doctor and paramedical staff, denied to breast feed her second child after the delivery on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m. due to religious reasons.
Abubacker, newborn’s father was taken into custody on Friday and after questioning him, the police called in Hydrose Thangal on Saturday morning and took him into custody.
A police officer said that both of them will be produced in court later in the day.
The police has registered a case against the parents under the Juvenile Justice Act for denying the infant his right.