Couple accused of incest marriage held

SHAKARGARH-In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old girl allegedly eloped with her sister’s son (nephew) and married her in Kot Nainan, a town of Shakargarh.
The incident came to the light after a man named Muhammad Akram lodged a complaint against his real grandson, Ghulam Ahmad, accusing him of abducting his daughter after coaxing her.
According to complainant Akram, Ahmad is son of another daughter, who lives in Faisalabad after marriage. He claimed that Ahmad abducted her 22-year-old daughter Attia Bibi after luring her some three months ago.
The Kot Nainan Police registered a case following the complaint and later arrested the accused couple.
Both accused, Ahmad and Attia, were produced before a magistrate following the arrest. The couple also revealed that they have married each other.
SHO Tariq Mehmood said that the religion and law prohibited a nephew from marrying his maternal aunt. He said that stern legal action would be taken against them and the person who administered Nikkah, if marriage certificate is presented.

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