Pakistan, May 18: A twelve-year-old girl who was chained by her parents in a room for refusing to marry a 40-year-old man was rescued by Pakistan Police on Wednesday.
An International Daily reported that police carried out the raid after receiving information that parents of Shazia Chandio had confined her to a room in Larkana area.
SSP Kamran Nawaz Panjotha told reporters that so far investigation has revealed that the couple had promised to accept Karim Bukhsh Chandio’s proposal for their daughter against a payment of Rs100,000 and had already received Rs70,000 in advance.
The girl’s mother, he added, has been arrested. However, her father is still at large.