Octogenarian Pak man forcibly marries 12-year-old

April 22nd, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Mirpur Khas (Pakistan), Apr. 22 (ANI): A case has been registered against an 80-year-old Pakistani man for allegedly kidnapping, forcibly marrying and keeping a 12-year-old girl in illegal confinement for a year.

Addressing a press conference, Shabana’s father Sabir Shaikh said that he, along with his family, had gone to the house of his brother Abdullah Shaikh in Karachi last year.

The apprehended accused, Rasool, and his brother Abdul Malik who are also his relatives kidnapped his daughter, he added.

Shaikh lodged a non-cognizable report against Rasool at Tando Adam police station. He said that police did not register his FIR while on the registration of a case of robbery against the accused, the Frontier Post reports.

The police carried out raid in Panno Aqil and apprehended accused Rasool.

Police also recovered his abducted daughter Shabana. He said that now it has become clear that Rasool, who is an aged man, had forcibly made Nikah with his daughter and kept her in illegal confinement for over a year.

He said that he had embraced Islam but his relatives did not like it. They tried for a number of time to implicate him and his brother in false and fabricated cases.

Sabir appealed to the higher authorities to take immediate notice and ensure registration of his FIR against Rasool who is in custody of Tando Adam police station. (ANI)

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