Boy among three held for underage marriage

Nov 16, 2020

OKARA: Depalpur city police have arrested three persons, including a boy, after raiding an underage marriage venue at Cha Chadheranwala village on Sunday.

As per the first information report, Assistant Sub Inspector Saeed Ahmad heading a police team conducted a raid on the venue at Cha Chadhranwala where the marriage ceremony of a nine-year-old Allah Nawaz, and minor girl Misbah (9), both residents of thesame village, was taking place.

The police arrested the boy’s father Muhammad Yar, and girl’s father Zulifqar, along with the would-be groom Allah Nawaz.

Later a case was registered against the three suspects and the nikah khwan, who had fled the scene, under sections 420 and 498-B of the Pakistan Penal Code and the Child Marriage Restraint (CMR) Act 1929.

(Daily Dawn)