Pakistani bride flees wedding party to stop forced marriage, reports to police

A bride, who claimed she was already married and had a son, but was sold by her greedy paternal uncle for  700,000 rupees, slipped away from the wedding party and managed to report the matter to the police in Tangwani town of Kandhkot-Kashmore district in Sindh province of Pakistan

Mar 01, 2021
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A bride, who claimed she was already married and had a son, but was sold by her greedy paternal uncle for  700,000 rupees, slipped away from the wedding party and managed to report the matter to the police in Tangwani town of Kandhkot-Kashmore district in Sindh province of Pakistan.

According to police, Pervaizan Khatoon marriage with Qadroo Bugti was solemnised in Naar Minor village and the wedding party was heading towards the groom’s village via Tangwani when the bride fled.

Khatoon, who said she was forced to get married, got down from the vehicle, a tractor-driver trolley, on the pretext of feeling nauseous. As soon as the vehicle carrying the marriage party stopped, she slipped away and ran to a nearby police station, according to the Dawn newspaper.

She told the police that she was already married and had a son. But her paternal uncle “sold” her to the groom for Rs 700,000. She said the marriage was unlawful and against her consent.

Khatoon recorded her statement and asked the police for protection. She also asked for registration of a kidnapping case against those involved in the whole episode.

Acting swiftly, the police went to the parked vehicle and started an inquiry. Although the groom managed to escape the spot, the members of the wedding party tried to resist police action, claiming the marriage was legitimate.

Khatoon has been taken into protective custody and shifted to a shelter home.

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