Hyderabad: 16-yr-old girl married off to 65-yr-old sheikh

Hyderabad: In a pathetic incident, a 16-year-old girl has been married to a 65-year-old man from Oman. The girl’s mother, Sayeeda Unnisa, R/O, Nawab Saheb Kunta, lodged a complaint with police, on Wednesday, pleading the girl be brought back to India from Muscat.

Sayeeda alleged that her husband Sikander and his sister Ghousia are responsible for getting the girl married to the sheikh. She said she was not willing to marry her daughter to the sheikh, but Sikander had got a Qazi to perform the wedding at a hotel at Barkas before Ramadhan.

In the complaint Sayeeda stated that the sheikh was saying, he had bought the girl for Rs 5 lakh, the amount he said was paid to Sikander. He agreed to send back the girl only if the amount is paid. Sikander allegedly had lured the minor girl by showing the videos about a lavish lifestyle she might lead in Oman if she married the sheikh.

Following marriage, the sheikh had stayed at a hotel for four days with his minor bride and then left her at the house of Sikander at Teegalkunta. Later Sikander arranged passports and other documents for the girl to fly to Oman. Sayeeda Unnisa told that she was being threatened when she asked Sikander to get her daughter back. She pleaded to ACP, Falaknuma, Mohd Tajuddin Ahmed to bring back her daughter and book the culprits.

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