Hyderabad: Child marriage facilitators booked
HYDERABAD: Police on Monday lodged a case against all the people who had facilitated marriage of a four-year-old minority girl Meena to settle a dispute between the girl’s father and her bridegroom’s sister.
Tando Allahyar DPO Farooq Jamali told Dawn on phone that he had asked the SHO of Pyaro Lund police station to lodge an FIR in light of a document that had been prepared and signed by the concerned parties. “I had asked him to become complainant if nobody is volunteering from either side,” he said.
The DPO had held a meeting with both the sides at his office on Saturday evening and reached the conclusion that the issue should better be decided by Kohli community people themselves.
He said that Kohli community said that they did not consider it a marriage, it was a pact, which made it binding on one party to marry the girl when she attained age of puberty.