Bihar: Mohammad Shamshad held for marrying 12 girls, including minors, pushing them into prostitution

Purnia Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for marrying 12 girls, including minors, and pushing them into prostitution.

The accused has been identified as Mohammad Shamshad alias Manohar, a resident of Anarkali village of the Kochadhaman Police Station area of Kishanganj district.

Shamshad, who was preparing for his higher studies, was arrested by the Angarh Police from Koidangi village in the Bahadurganj police station area of Bihar’s Kishanganj district for marrying minor girls and selling them off.

Angarh SHO Prithvi Paswan said an FIR had been registered against the accused on December 8, 2015, and the accused was on the run.

The police station chief said Mohammad Haseeb, a resident of Bijwar in the Angarh police station area, had submitted an application stating that on November 27, 2015, Shamshad had kidnapped his minor daughter on the pretext of marrying her.

Later, police recovered the abducted girl from LRP Chowk in Kishanganj. However, Shamshad had been on the run and kept on dodging police, the SHO said.

During interrogation, Shamshad revealed his modus operandi. According to police, the accused had married 12 girls, out of which 8 were minors.

Police said Shamshad used to introduce himself as a bachelor to marry innocent girls and later forcibly push him into prostitution.

The accused revealed that all the girls were from the Muslim community. He said he used to force the girls to get into prostitution in the red light area of Thakurganj in the Kishanganj district.

He said he later sold the girls in Bengal for more money. Out of 12 girls, 2 are from the Angarh police station area and 10 others are from the Kishanganj district.

The police are trying to recover all the girls.

Source : India Today

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