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