A teenager, claiming she had been forced to marry a man, said if she refused, she would be taken to Pakistan and killed, Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
According to the report, a 16-year-old girl turned up at a police station in the United Kingdom on her wedding night and claimed she had been forced to marry a man she had only met once.
Hearing the case, Luton County Court was told that the girl expressed fears to the police that “she would be shot and everybody back home would be told it was suicide.”
The Daily Mail report stated that the girl fled her wedding reception, which was attended by up to 1,000 guests, and arrived at a police station “in her pyjamas and in a distressed state.”
The report further revealed that death threats had previously been made against the runaway bride if she refused to marry.
Two women were accused in the case of conspiring to force the girl to marry, breaching court orders issued earlier banning any arranged wedding.
Counsels representing the accused women denied the accusations.
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