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Jacobabad police foil bid to marry underage children

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Sindh Police officers reached the village of Dorr where an underage marriage was about to take place and took the ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ into custody. Representational image via Geo.tv/Files

JACOBABAD: Police on Sunday foiled a bid to “marry off” underage children, as officials of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) reached the city’s Dorr village.

According to a statement from the Sindh Police, officers reached the village in Jacobabad where an underage “marriage” was about to take place. They consequently took into custody the 12-year-old boy and the 10-year-old girl.

Sindh Police added that the nikkahkhwan, or the marriage officiator, managed to flee during the operation.

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