Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

A minor girl sold to an Arab by her aunt in Hyderabad

A minor girl sold to an Arab by her aunt in Hyderabad

The girl's parents have registered an FIR and said that their daughter have been Wednesday to the old sheikh without their consent.

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old Hyderabad girl has been married off to an elderly Sheikh based in Oman for a payment of Rs 5 lakh.

"If you don't save me and take me from here, I will die..." the girl has reportedly said in phone messages to her parents from Muscat. Gandhi has also asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to reach out to the girl's family. The 64-year-old Omani national, Ahmad is even older than the girl's father. Unnisa claimed that the sheikh had demanded that if his money was returned, he would send her daughter back to India. "Have asked the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, to investigate the case and identify the persons who forced this illegal marriage", Maneka Gandhi tweeted.

The mother, Syeeda Unnisa, alleged that her daughter had been fraudulently married off to 65-year-old Omani national Ahmed and pleaded that the girl be brought back to India.

The police registered a case of cheating and criminal intimidation against the Omani, the girl's father, his sister, her husband, the qazi and others. It has also been alleged that the aunt was paid Rs 5 lakh to arrange for the marriage without informing the parents of the girl.

Additional inspector T Murali Krishna said the woman told police that her daughter, who is now in Muscat, called her up some days ago and said that her husband was ill-treating her. "We are trying to get the girl back to Hyderabad", added the police official. In another photo, the man is in white and the girl is in black. "We will also take custody of the people who are directly and indirectly involved in this case", V. Satyanarayana, DCP was quoted by ANI.

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