Sudanese man arrested for marrying minor

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 09:07 hrs

Hyderabad, Mar 2 (IBNS) A man from Sudan was arrested along with others in India for marrying illegally a minor Muslim girl from Hyderabad, police said on Saturday.

The girl from Moghalpura was aged 17 while the man who was arrested is a 44-year-old engineer, identified as Osama Ibrahim, from Sudan.

Besides the man, two others and a woman were also arrested for their role in the marriage.

Reports said Osama had agreed to pay Rs 2 lakh to get married to the girl after he arrived India.

The girl had refused to marry him for his age but she was forced into it by the family, police said.

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