Girl 20, after 17 years refused to marry a criminal who bought her at the age of 2 yrs -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Girl 20, after 17 years refused to marry a criminal who bought her at the age of 2 yrs

SUKKUR:A girl sold for Rs20,000 by her father when she was only three years old under an agreement that she would be given in marriage refused to accept the deal and this angered the latter who tried to kidnap her from her home on Tuesday. Ms Kariman, 20, told newsmen that her father Mohammad Sarki had sold her to Mohammad Yousuf Sarki 17 years ago for Rs20,000 but now she refused to marry her buyer because he was a criminal.

She said that her refusal enraged him and he tried to kidnap her with the help of his accomplices when she was alone in home in Zaman Sarki village near Thull. When Mr Yousuf and his gang barged into her home and tried to take her away she raised alarm prompting villagers to come to her rescue. They informed police, which rushed to the place, reports said. As they saw police approaching the house, the kidnappers took to their heels while firing in the air, reports added. Police had so far not registered any case.
Source: Dawn
Date:12/13/2006