Three males have been arrested in Sindh’s Tando Muhammad Khan district on Friday for allegedly marrying off an eleven-yr-previous woman to settle a household dispute after a jirga ruling.
These arrested embrace the woman’s father, Rawat Lashari, her husband, Abdul Karim Lashari and the cleric who solemnised the marriage in a village close to Matli city of Badin district.
Appearing on a tip-off, Dando police raided the village Thursday night time the place the marriage was underway and rescued the woman.
“The village jirga, in an try and settle a dispute inside the household, ordered the eleven-yr-previous woman to be married off to the fifty six-yr-previous Abdul Karim,” stated Dando Station Home Officer (SHO) Mir Hassan Rajo.
Investigation carried out by the native police revealed that Abdul Karim’s spouse had reportedly “eloped” with the woman’s maternal uncle a number of months in the past.
The difficulty was delivered to the jirga, which then penalised Rawat and ordered him to marry his daughter to Abdul Karim.
A First Info Report was registered on behalf of the state. The accused have been charged beneath Part 310 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in addition to sections 1, 2 and three of the Sindh Youngster Marriages Restraint Act, 2013.
The accused have been introduced in entrance of a civil decide who positioned them in judicial custody for 14 days and directed the police to supply the minor within the courtroom on Saturday.
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