RISALPUR: Four men have been arrested for attempting to sell a woman in Rashakai area of Risalpur, Nowshera district.
The Rs150,000 ‘sale’ would even have been successful had the buyer, a man in his mid-sixties, not refused the deal over the fact the woman appeared older than him, in her eighties.
A police official said 65-year-old widower Khudadad wanted to remarry. The official added Khudadad asked Shakirur Rehman, Fazal Subhan and Azizur Rehman to find him a bride. The three men contacted another person, Irfan, for the matter.
Irfan told them he would sell his sister-in-law for Rs0.15 million. Khudadad agreed to make an advanced payment of Rs70,000, and demanded the right to first see the face of the woman. However, Shakir, Subhan, Aziz and Irfan asked him to go to Rashakai Interchange with his family to take the woman.
When Khudadad reached Khyber Afghan Hotel near the interchange, he saw the woman and refused to marry her as she appeared to be an octogenarian. He said the sale was a deceitful one.
The men left the scene but the police reached the site and started investigation.
The three middlemen and Khudadad were arrested for trying to sell and buy a woman. Investigation has begun to find Irfan.