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Sujawal police arrest three for attempted child marriage

First underage marriage case lodged in Sujawal since 1922

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 14, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Apr 14, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

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The Sujawal police arrested three men Saturday night for trying to facilitate an underage marriage. 

The marriage officiant, Maulvi Isa Khatti, managed to flee but the police arrested the groom Mir Hassan, the groom’s father Yar Muhammad and the girl’s maternal uncle Iqbal.

They were trying to get Hassan married to an 11-year-old girl.

The police stopped the marriage after receiving an tip-off. They say they will get a medical test conducted to confirm her age and present it before the court.

Related: Pakistan set to raise minimum marriageable age to 18 after govt says it has no objections

A case has been lodged against the suspects under sections 3 (punishment for male contracting party), 4 (punishment for solemnizing a marriage) and 5 (punishment for parent or guardian involved) of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act and Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

This is the first case of underage marriage lodged at the Sujawal police station since 1922.

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