NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: A man alleged here on Friday that his four-year-old daughter had been forcibly married to a 22-year-old man in Dali village, Bhiria Taluka. He said the incident took place six months ago.
Abdul Hakim Kalhoro said he married Basheeran in 2001 and had a child from her. She sought a divorce through court in 2005 and later contracted marriage with Hakim Ali Khokhar. He said a Jirga gave the child in his custody.
Hakim Kalhoro said he handed over his daughter to his father-in-law Mohammad Saleh along with Rs 45,000 for the upkeep of his child. However, Mohammad Saleh sold her to Qurban Khokhar, the brother of Hakim Ali Khokhar, for Rs 100,000 while he was away.
He added that Qurban married her to his 22-year-old nephew Dholoo Khokhar.Abdul Hakim Kalhoro maintained that the Bhiria police had refused to register an FIR of the incident even after the district sessions court order of August 9, 2008 adding the police had instead implicated him in a case.
Hakim Kalhoro also showed the media at the press club the birth certificate, Nikah Nama and other documents of his daughter to prove his case.He appealed to the higher authorities to recover his daughter and demanded arrest of the accused, including Hafiz Munawar, who had performed the Nikah of the four-year-old innocent child.
Meanwhile, when contacted on phone, District Police Officer Nisar Ahmed Channa told The News that the incident took place before his posting to the Taluka and showed his willingness to register an FIR.
Source: The News