Police foil bid to give 6-year-old girl as Swara in Malakand

MALAKAND, 11 July: Malakand Police have foiled a bid of giving a six-year-old girl as Swara in Och Adenzai area and arrested six people including a cleric.

Police said they received information that six-year-old Roshni was being given as Swara to a 50-year-old man Ghulam Said in return to pardon her brother’s sin. The Nikah ceremony was arranged on Monday in Landi Shah Ketari area where the police conducted raid and saved the girl.

Police said cleric Maulana Said Karim, girl’s father Awal Khan, her brother and three other people have been arrested and further investigation is underway. The local people appreciated the timely action of police for saving the girl.

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