Police foil attempt to marry minor girl in Khairpur

KHAIRPUR: Sindh Police foiled an attempt to marry off a nine year old girl to a 45 year old man by raiding a house in Khairpur, ARY News reported on Thursday.

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Police sources claim that a nine year old girl named Fauzia Sharki was sold for a sum of 120,000 rupees by her father to a 45 year old man in the name of marriage.

Additional Superintendant Police Masood Bangash told media that on a tip off Station House Officer (S.H.O) Shah Latif, Zulekha Ansari raided the illegal marriage ceremony and arrested the 45 year old groom, his father and the nine year old girl’s father.

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