The idea of getting married more than twice when you’re merely a teenager is just disturbing. Just when you thought it can’t get any worse, a 17-year-old girl claims she was forcibly married off by her parents six times in the past two years, Malaysia Nanban reported.
It all started in 2012 when the teenager’s father, Mohammed Akhbar, who is a pawnshop owner, with the help of his third wife Niloufer, sister Mehrun-nisa and a marriage broker, had married the girl off for Rs30,000 (RM1,600) to a man named Basheer. Several months later, Basheer decided to abandon the marriage.
This led to another marriage with another man, also for Rs30,000 (RM1,600). Her third and fourth marriages last year were held in Mumbai, for amounts ranging from Rs50,000 (RM2,668) to Rs1 lakh (RM5,337). Several months ago, her fifth marriage was held in Hyderabad with a Bahrain national for Rs1 lakh (RM5,337).
On Valentine’s Day, 14 February, she was married off to a 50-year-old man from Sudan. Her family tried to send her to a hotel where the man was staying but the girl fled. She spent the night at a relative’s house and approached the Hyderabad police with the help of a representative from a non-governmental organisation on Wednesday.