Ten-year-old branded 'kari' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Ten-year-old branded ‘kari’

KHAIRPUR: An influential wadera of the Mitho Mari village has declared a 10-year-old girl as ‘kari’ and a man related to her as ‘karo’, issued the girl’s death warrants and imposed Rs600,000 fine on the man.

Relatives of ‘kari’ Fareeda Mari, 10, her brother Iqbal Mari, and mother and relatives of ‘karo’ Inayat Mari held a demonstration outside the press club here on Wednesday and accused the influential wadera and his henchmen of levelling false allegations against Inayat and Fareeda.

They told journalist the wadera had decided to kill the girl and impose a fine of Rs600,000 on the man.

They rejected the allegation and said it had levelled by the influential man to settle an old score with their families.

They demanded justice and urged police to take action against the wadera and his men. SP Khairpur Irfan Baloch appointed on Thursday a DSP as inquiry officer to look into the case and ascertain facts.

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