Jaipur, Dec 28 (IANS) A man was booked in Rajasthan's Kota town Friday for selling his 13-year-old daughter for Rs.1 lakh and trying to force her to marry the buyer, police said.
The man's estranged wife and daughter recently approached the senior police officers in Kota, following which a police case was registered against the man, officials said.
According to police, Devi Lal is a resident of Dhulet area in Kota, some 300 km from Jaipur.
"His estranged wife Shyama Devi and their daughter Krishna came to lodge the complaint with the district superintendent of police, Vikas Pathak. In a statement to the officer, the girl alleged that her father sold her for Rs.1 lakh to someone and was now forcing her to stay with her buyer. Devi Lal had even taken the money from the buyer," a police officer told IANS.
The officer said that Devi Lal separated from his wife a couple of years ago.
"The woman then married a man living in nearby Bundi district. The woman said that Devi Lal visited her house and tried to take the girl forcibly with him," said the officer.
He added that police have lodged a first information report (FIR) on the basis of the complaint of the woman and her daughter and launched a search for Devi Lal.