Peshawar — Police have arrested stepbrother-sister who allegedly got married in Risalpur area of district Nowshera on Tuesday.
A close relative of accused Mr Saqib and said that it was a fake marriage as the siblings just wanted to take revenge on their parents Shaukat Hayat and Hazrat Bibi, TNN reported.
According to the Risalpur police official, Ms. Hazrat Bibi complained that her daughter Sarwat Hayat and stepson Saqib entered into marriage a few days back and since then they were on rum from home.
Subsequently, Police raided a house in Risalpur and arrested the siblings’ couple and lodged an FIR against them under PPC 363/34. The two siblings were later produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Wali who sent Ms Sarwat to shelter home Mardan for 13 days and remanded Saqib in police custody for a day. The court also ordered conducting medical examination of Sarwat Hayat.
Talking to reporters outside the courtroom, accused Sarwat Hayat said that she was embarrassed by marrying his stepbrother as it was un-Islamic act. However, Saqib said that he took the extreme action for his safety as they were chased by police.
A large number of people thronged to the courtroom to witness the couple and to know about the highly unusual case.