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Police foil child marriage, arrest groom

13-year girl was being wedded to a 21-year man at village Ameen Abad of Dadu district

Rukan police conducted raid when the marriage ceremony was underway; FIR lodged against groom’s father and uncle.

By Allah Bux Khushik

Dadu

The local police on Thursday night foiled forced marriage of minor girl who was being allegedly wedded to a young man in village Ameen Abad in the limits of Rukan police station of district Dadu.

The police arrested groom taking the bride into custody and lodged FIR against groom’s father and uncle under Child Marriage Act 2013.

ASI Abdul Rasool Birahmani alleged in First Information Report (FIR) that the police received secret information that a minor girl of about 13 year age namely Zahida, daughter of Latif Bozdar, was being wedded to 21-year old Sajan Bozdar in village Ameen Abad.

0-Child-Marriage-Sindh-Courier-1ASI stated that soon as police reached at house of accused Sajan his marriage ceremony was underway. The police arrested accused Sajan and took minor girl in police custody however other relatives managed to escape, according to FIR.

The FIR further says that arrested groom has confessed that his father and uncle were wedding him with 13-year minor girl Zahida, which is against law.

Later, Rukan police produced minor bride and groom before local court of Second Civil and Judicial Magistrate Farman Ali Tagar.

Meanwhile, following minor girl Zahida’s mother Nasiba Bozadar’s application, the judge handed over the girl to her custody over surety of minor girl. The judge ordered 14 days judicial remand of accused groom.

0-Child-Marriage-Sindh-Courier-2Groom Sajan Bozdar alleged that bride’s family members have received four hundred thousand from him but some of them informed the police and have deceived him.

It was noticed in court that minor bride wore man’s casual chapal in her feet.

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