Sukkur police have foiled a bid to marry a 12-year-old girl with a 55-year-old man, said SSP Mohammad Amjad Shaikh on Saturday.
“The police had been tipped off that a minor was being married in the Micro Colony area of the city, following which he immediately directed New Pind police officials to conduct a raid,” a local media outlet reported.
After police were informed of the situation, they arrived at the crime scene before the marriage had taken place and arrested the bridegroom, Allah Dino, along with three of his relatives, two women and a man.
The child was rescued by the police and shifted to a women’s police station. She will be presented to a special court on Sunday when a case against the accused will be registered under the Child Marriage Restraint Act.