Early Child Marriage! Police Raid Wedding Between 5-Year-Old Girl and 22-Year-Old Man

The five-year-old bride (Pix credit: faceofmalawi)

This is as absurd as it sounds but it happened live in Pakistan.

Police in Pakistan raided a wedding between a 22-year-old man and a five-year-old girl, but unfortunately they were too late to stop it.

Officers swooped on the man and others involved in the celebrations in the village of Raman Shar in Dakhan Town, Pakistan.

However, police are said to have been moments too late to the event and the nuptials had already been completed.

Those arrested include the groom Habibullah Shar, the registrar Molvi Kifayatullah Bhutto, 40, and the father of the groom Gul Meer.

The bride was also taken into custody along with her mother, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reports .

All those accused and the bride were to be prosecuted under the Early Child Marriages Restraint Act of 2013.

The action was later said to be targeting the groom, his parents and parents of the girl under sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Child marriage is considered a punishable offence in Sindh and the age of consent to this is 18 years old.

The maximum jail term is three years.

Source: faceofmalawi.com

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    no be small abuse. If this child grow up now and find another lover it will be a serious problem. And before this child will grow up that man will just be as old as ape… Parents can really try.. May God have mercy on them.

  2. Chukwurah chinwike Christopher

    Incredible

  3. Please o what does a 22year old man wants in a 5year old girl that he can’t find in any girl his age? Some people are just wicked

  4. ONWUSEREAKA REJOICE KELECHI

    If I say child abuse I think I will be making an understatement.What will a bride of 5 year do for the groom of 22years old? Why would her parent use her as a lamb for sacrifice?.The groom,parents of the bride and groom should be punished by the law.

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