An underage groom, who had been sent to police lock-up along with his parents two days ago, has passed away after returning to home in Khairpur.
Those arrested for involvement in the illegal marriage attempt included 40-year-old groom, his mother and mother of the underage girl.
The old man had already divorced five wives
Two children aged 10 and 14 were being married to each other in Sindh's interior on Wednesday, both bride and groom were taken into custody
The incident occurred near Mando railway crossing in Shikarpur, where a marriage ceremony was held to tie a knot between a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy.
The father of the minor girl was also nabbed in the action while the groom and the prayer leader, who had to perform Nikkah ceremony, fled from the scene.
LAHORE: Punjab Police foiled an attempt to marry off an underage girl in Lahore’s Nawab town on Sunday, ARY News reported.
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.