The accused was allegedly making repeated attempts through brokers, to marry another minor girl from Hyderabad.

Hyd child bride racket Another case against Omani national for seeking minor bride earlier
news Crime Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:19

The Falaknuma police in Hyderabad registered another case against Ahmed Abdullah, the Omani sheikh who had married a 16-year-old girl from the city.

Telangana Today reported that the fresh case was registered for an earlier offence, when Abdullah was making repeated attempts through brokers, to marry another minor girl from Hyderabad.

The case came to light after the victim approached the police and lodged a complaint.

Abdullah is presently one of the chief accused in the 'child bride' racket that was uncovered in Hyderabad last month.

In fact, it was his case, which had triggered off a massive investigation and busted a large nexus.

The probe was launched after the girl's mother had filed a complaint with the Falaknuma police.

The marriage was performed in May at a guest house in Jalpally where the Omani national was staying. He returned home after the marriage and sent a visa for the girl, who later joined him in Muscat.

A few months later, her mother lodged a complaint at the Falaknuma police station that her husband, his sister, Ghousia Begum, and brother-in-law, Sikander, "sold" the girl to the Omani man for Rs 5 lakh.

Ghousia and Sikander have since been arrested by the Hyderabad police.

The mother also claimed that the girl informed her parents over the phone, that her husband was mentally and physically torturing her.

However, earlier this month, the girl alleged that her parents were greedy for their share of the money, and filed the complaint due to that.

The police have since also booked the parents, after a few more photos from the 'nikah' surfaced, which showed them posing for the photographs.

This contradicted the mother's claims that the 'nikah' was done without their knowledge, when they were not present. 

At present, the minor girl has also expressed unwillingness to leave, which makes the police suspect that the Omani national is spoiling her with riches, and she doesn't want to return to poverty. 

However, the police are not backing down, as the 'marriage' was still against Indian law.

 

 

IANS inputs

 

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