Marriage of minor halted by police.


SARGODHA -- A minor girl's wedding was crashed by police in Sillanwalli on Monday evening.

The girl's father allegedly obtained Rs0.5million from a 50-year-old man to marry his 11-year-old daughter.

The incident occurred in Chak -140 where a man named Mazhar Iqbal, resident of Chak-138 forcibly tried to tie the knot of his minor daughter Yasmeen with an old man, Mazhar.

Police raided the house immediately after being informed by Yasmeen's brother Mohammad Wasim Akram and arrested five accused, including the girl's father. The rest of the suspects escaped.

Police said that the minor was not even informed about the wedding. There were some people present in her house when she came back from school, as per police. Her father told her that the wedding had been arranged, due to which Yasmeen started crying. The minor's mother and brother confronted the decision...

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