Malappuram (Ker) : A UAE national, who forcibly married a 17-year-old girl, has been booked by police along with nine others amid outcry over the menace of forcing minor Muslim girls into wedlock. Police yesterday booked UAE national Jasim Mohammed Abdul Kareem who hails from Ras al-Khaimah, his mother and the authorities of the Kozhikode-based orphanage under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act-2006, the Juvenile Justice Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, an official today said. The plight of the minor girl came to light after she approached the Child Welfare Committee complaining that the orphanage authorities where she was staying forced her to marry the man on 13 June.Kareem, who sexually abused the girl at various places in Kerala, returned to his country on 1 July.
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