Swat: 2 held in child marriage case
SWAT: Maidan police on Sunday arrested a person for allegedly engaging his 10–year–old girl with a 49-year-old man apparently in order to get his loan written off. A person named Bajaoray of Thaan, tehsil Madyan of Swat district some time back had borrowed Rs 20,000 from one Shamdar of the same area. Later, Shamdar repeatedly demanded for the repayment of his money, however, Bajaoray who could not pay it due to his weak financial position.
Shamdar took worst benefit of this situation and offered to marry with his 10–year–old daughter Ramin bibi, which he accepted. However, when his daughter Ramin knew about her engagement with the 49–year–old man she approached the local police for rescue. The police filed a case against the culprits. “The father of Ramin, Shamdar and Bajaoray have been arrested and interrogation is in process,” said DSP Madyan Police Naveed Khan while talking to this scribe.