Police foil bid to marry teenager with elderly man



MIANWALI: The police foiled a bid to marry a teenage girl with an elderly man and arrested two here on Sunday.

The police on a tip-off raided a wedding ceremony in Moochh area of Mianwali where a 14-year-old girl was being married to a 65-year-old man. During the raid, father of the girl and elderly bridegroom were arrested while the religious cleric called for nikkah managed to escape from the scene.

Police said that father of the girl had received Rs600,000 from bridegroom to give his daughter’s hand in marriage with him. A case was registered against the detainee and investigation is underway.