A Razor Blade
A razor blade (Flickr/ scottfeldstein)

A 23-year-old man from Mumbai, India, has been arrested on suspicion of abducting his wife and then subjecting her to physical and mental torture.

According to police, the man kept his estranged wife in seclusion for nine days, making nearly 100 cuts on her body with a razor blade.

The accused, Bazzu Uzaman Akbar Badshah, aka Pasha, met his 21-year-old victim through Facebook in February 2013, when Pasha introduced himself as a businessman.

Shortly afterwards, the couple married, according to an IBN Live report.

However, within days, Pasha was trying to force his wife to change her religion and started abusing her physically and mentally.

As soon as the woman realised she has been cheated, she registered a non-cognisable report at Mulund police station, divorcing under Pasha's religion. However, a divorce in a court of law is still pending.

Pasha soon started following the woman, asking her to come back to him, but she refused.

On 17 June, when the woman stepped out of her house, Pasha kidnapped her and carried her to his home in the Sewri area of Mumbai, where she was confined for nine days.

The woman was finally able to escape on 26 June and filed a complaint against Pasha at Mulund Police station last week.

Once arrested, the man confessed to a criminal record, and to being the son of one of the men accused of the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Among other charges under the Indian Penal Code, Pasha has now been charged with kidnap and placing a person in fear of death.