The News Scroll 10 December 2020  Last Updated at 1:00 am | Source: PTI

40-yr-old man charged with raping, forcibly converting teenage Christian girl in Pakistan''s Karachi

40-yr-old man charged with raping, forcibly converting teenage Christian girl in Pakistan''s Karachi
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Karachi, Dec 9 (PTI) A forty-year-old man was charged with raping a minor girl in Pakistan''s financial capital Karachi on Wednesday.

Syed Ali Azhar forcibly converted a 13-year-old girl, then of Christian faith, to Islam and married her in October,

a judicial magistrate in the city''s court (south) was told.

The minor''s family filed a case against Azhar and his family for kidnapping their daughter and her forcible conversion.

The magistrate ordered registration of rape charge against Azhar and a case against cleric Qazi Mufti Ahmed Jaan Raheemi, who allegedly performed the Nikah ceremony.

In his 20-page order, the judge noted Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 3 of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013 were applicable against Azhar. PTI CORR IND


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