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Teenage girl sold thrice by family in Meerut

Jun 25, 2011

In a shocking incident, a teenage girl was allegedly sold thrice for money by her family, police said.

In her complaint, the 18-year-old girl alleged that she was first sold for Rs 1 lakh at the age of 15 by her mother, uncle and grandfather to a man named Amit, whom she later married, DIG Prem Prakash said.

Five months after the marriage, her parents started threatening Amit of filing a dowry case against him. After reaching a compromise and taking Rs 1.5 lakh from Amit, they brought her back home, Prakash said.

She was again forcibly married in 2009 to Dheeraj (35), a resident of Kajmabad village in Uttar Pradesh, Prakash added.

She alleged that Dheeraj was also similarly threatened by her family thereafter which he was forced to give Rs 60,000 and leave her, he said.
Finding it a lucrative business, her family again sold her to few people in Dehradun for Rs one lakh. She escaped on June 20 from Dehradun and came to Meerut, Prakash said.