- Police stopped a 38-year-old man from marrying a 13-year previous woman in Lodhran.
- A case has been registered in opposition to 13 folks concerned within the unlawful marriage, say police.
- The groom and the woman’s father have fled and a seek for them is underway.
Police in Punjab’s Lodhran District efficiently stopped the wedding of an underage woman.
In accordance with a police spokesman, a person named Mushtaq married off his 13-year-old daughter to a 38-year-old man named Azhar 10 days in the past within the Haveli Naseer Khan space of Lodhran.
The kid had her rukhsati a day in the past. When the police realized concerning the problem, it reached the spot and stopped the ceremony instantly.
A case has been registered in opposition to 13 folks concerned within the unlawful marriage, together with the groom, the woman’s father, and two ladies, the police mentioned.
The woman’s mom, aunt, and two cousins had been arrested however others accused, together with the groom and the woman’s father, escaped the location when the police carried out a raid. Police mentioned a seek for them is underway.
In accordance with the Youngster Marriage Restraint (Modification) Act, 2015, which was enacted by the Punjab authorities in March 2015, marriages of females beneath the age of 16 years is prohibited.
Underneath the act, these discovered violating the regulation will probably be subjected to a six-month jail time period together with a wonderful of Rs50,000.