HYDERABAD: Madannapet police on Tuesday foiled a contract marriage in the old city by arresting a Somalian national and two others. Police registered a case of cheating and criminal intimidation against Somalian nationals Ali Ali Mohammed(56), Ismail, and Anwari, a mediator. Another mediator Parveen is absconding.
According to Santoshnagar ACP Md Ashwaq, who is investigating the case, Mohammed had come to Hyderabad three months ago on a medical visa which has already expired. Mohammed’s son had to undergo treatment at a city hospital and he was accompanying the son, when he decided to get married from the city.
He contacted another Somalian national Ismail, who has been living in Hyderabad for over 20 years. Ismail met brokers Parveen, a resident of Falaknuma and Anwari, a resident of Eidi Bazar in Madannapet to find a suitable bride. They arranged Mohammed’s marriage with Shajaha Begum (27) of Rein Bazar. The marriage was scheduled for Tuesday.
“Shahaja Begum is among the six children of her parents. Her father died. This is the reason why she agreed for marriage with an old man,’’ said ACP Ashwaq. The family was promised Rs 1 lakh in return. Police registered a case under Sec 420 and 506 of the IPC.