ISLAMABAD: A real life marriage fraud gang which sells brides and trains them to come back with the belongings of the groom/customer and his family, has been busted by ARY News from Punjab.
Though their method is a little different than shown in the 2015 Bollywood flick “Dolly Ki Doli“. The gang’s main mantra is the same “Marry, Run and Repeat”.
Their Modus Operandi
The gang looks for customers with wealthy backgrounds who wish to marry and and then arrange their marriages with their gang members. After the marriage, the girl had to flee her spouse’s house with money, gold and all the other belongings she can carry on her way back to other gang members.
The gang includes two permanent members Ruby and Saima, a temporary bride and a broker who makes deals with the grooms or customers.
How they were busted
Trapped in their own net, a woman whose daughter was a part of the gang, contacted ARY News’ Sar-e-Aam’ team and sought recovery of her daughter Aisha, who, the mother claimed was kidnapped by a landlord in Kamalia city and the man is demanding Rs0.2million ransom for her release.
The ARY News team raided a house in Kamalia and found the girl tied to her bed.
The girl, after the recovery, maintained that she was intoxicated and then sold to the landlord by two women from Islamabad. “I tried to run away but this landlord’s men took hold of me, brought me back and kept me here,” the girl claimed.
The Sar-e-Aam team also took hold of the broker’s aide.
On leads provided by the broker’s aide, the team, aided by police, raided a house in Islamabad and arrested one of the permanent members of the gang, Saima.
Saima did not take much time to confess her crime before the police but negated Aisha’s story (that she was sold without her knowledge or was intoxicated and brought to the landlord’s house).
Saima also helped police find Ruby, the gang leader, by calling her at a place but Ruby did not show up.
What actually happened with the bride Aisha
According to initial investigation, the bride Aisha was sold by the group to the landlord, of her own choice. According to plan, she took all the landlord’s money and belongings and tried to flee the place but the driver she hired for the purpose was actually landlord’s friend.
The co-incident saved the landlord’s money but the landlord was not content and kept Aisha in that room, contacted her real mother and demanded money he paid for the marriage, in return of Aisha’s release.
Aisha’s mother, who probably knew of her fake marriage business, did not contact the police but contacted the ARY News team for her release, lest her daughter’s evil deeds be exposed.
The Sar-e-Aam team, however, investigated the matter and found the truth.
Aisha, Saima and the broker’s aide are currently in police custody and the law enforcement agency is currently looking for the leader Ruby and the broker.