UMERKOT: A ladies’s police squad raided a home in Sindh’s Umerkot district and stopped the wedding of an underage woman who’s since lacking, her relations claimed on Wednesday.
The thirteen-yr-previous woman’s household has alleged that the police stopped the wedding on the orders of an area feudal lord and took her with them. “The police took her with them and she or he has been lacking since,” the family members stated.
Nevertheless, police officers stated they handed the woman over to her household after questioning. A written settlement on that is obtainable, the police stated.
The officers additional defined that they raided a home on April 18 after receiving info that a thirteen-yr-previous woman was being married to an eight-yr-previous boy.
Upon listening to of the raid, the groom and the one that was purported to solemnise the wedding ran away, police added.
“Nevertheless, we took the woman, her sister and mom into custody and handed them over to their family members after recording their statements,” the officers stated.
Additionally they upheld that whereas handing over the thirteen-yr-previous woman, that they had a written settlement together with her relations stating they won’t get her married earlier than she turns 18.
After stories of the case went viral on social media, IG Sindh AD Khawaja had referred to as for an inquiry into the incident and in addition suspended Umerkot Ladies’s Police SHO Khushbakht to make sure the unbiased inquiry was not influenced.
The woman’s household had additionally registered a case in a district and periods courtroom underneath Part 22(A) towards two native feudal lords and police officers.
The district and periods courtroom decide had earlier summoned the woman’s family members, police officers and native feudal lords, nevertheless, the listening to was adjourned until Might 5 after nobody appeared earlier than the courtroom.
In the meantime, SP Umerkot Usman Bajwa has vowed there can be substantial progress within the case right now.
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