A newly-wed bride ran away after robbing her elderly husband on the wedding night in Punjab’s Sargodha district, Express News reported on Tuesday.
According to details, 70-years-old Muhammad Mustafa had ‘tied the knot’ with 28-year-old Najma Bibi.
The bridegroom, who ‘got married’ for second time, said that he had given Rs70,000 and jewellery of his first wife to Najma for marriage.
He also claimed that on the first wedding night his wife fed him with sleeping pills, mixed in some drinks, and when he gained consciousness the following morning the young bride had already vanished with all the valuables.
The victim had submitted an application with the nearest police station in which he had stated that an ‘organised gang’ had been involved in the fraudulent practice.
In October last year, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Police arrested a gang involved in selling helpless women into marriage with older men and then forcing them to steal valuables from their in-laws.