Police thwart marriage of minor boy with 22-year-old woman

TOBA TEK SINGH: Police have released a minor boy who was to be married to a 22-year-old woman, a day after he was taken into custody.

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Shorkot Cantonment police had raided the ceremony in Kamalia, detaining the 10-year-old would-be groom, Ali Sher, along with marriage solemnizer Hafiz Muhammad Tahir.

However, the parents of the groom and 22-year-old would-be bride managed to flee from the scene along with the guests.

The police have booked Hafiz Tahir and released the minor boy.

A case has been registered against Tahir and the girl’s father under the Punjab Child Marriage Act.

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