HYDERABAD: A minor girl, who was forced to marry an Omani national, is struggling to return to India. The 17-year-old victim from Kamatipura was married to Sagharound Salim Abdullah, 64, an Omani national, in October 2014. Four brokers — Bipasha Bee, Rasheeda Bee, Naser Bin Mahmood and Fathe Bin Mahmood — arranged the marriage after taking commission, Mr V. Satyan-arayana, deputy commissioner of police (south), said. He added that the police is making efforts to nab another broker, Shaheen, and Qazi Siddiq Ahmed who solemnised the marriage.
The Omani national was in touch with the agents and agreed to cough up Rs 1 lakh for the parents of the girl to perform the marriage. “After 10 days the Omani returned and sent a visa to the minor girl and the girl was sent to Oman. She came to India in March 2017. However, she was threatened by the Omani national,” the official said. To escape harassment from the husband, she went to Qatar on a work visa in July 2017.
The police said that they are in touch with the embassy of Qatar and are trying to get back the girl to India. The police also caught two Bahrain nationals, Mohammed Mahmood Abdul Rehman Mahmood and Yousuf Mahmood Abdul Rahman Mahmood Khairi along with Qazi Askar Ali Rafai for solemnising a marriage with a local woman. The accused did not obtain necessary permission to marry the local woman, the police said.