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Two Bahrainis among five held for trafficking of girls

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Police today said they have arrested five persons, including two nationals, for their alleged involvement in international trafficking of girls for "marriage".

According to a statement issued by the Bhavani Nagar police, along with the foreigners, the other accused included a Qazi (cleric) and the owner of a lodge.


The release claimed the nationals targeted poor Muslim families of the city by offering huge and gold to perform "marriage".

"To perform marriages they would contact local brokers by giving them huge commission. After collecting commission from the nationals, local brokers would arrange poor Muslims girls for performing marriage with them," police said.

"After marriage they would take the girls to their country and send them back after fulfilling their sexual desires," the police said.

The victims were sent to without divorce and the foreigners would once again go on searching for girls from poor families for marriage, they added.

Both the nationals are siblings, the release added.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 00:13 IST
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