Man tries to sell daughters to 'buy' second wife

Sordid deal

It was sheer luck that the villagers came to know about the “deal” and saved the two girls in the nick of time.

Nanhen Ram, a resident of Ramapur Raholia village in the district, whose wife had died a couple of years ago, was looking for a second wife. Although friends and relatives tried to dissuade him from marrying again, he remained adamant.

Nanhen came across someone just like him, who had also put his daughter on sale. Nanhen had found his prospective second wife but needed Rs 25,000 to “buy” her from her parents, according to reports.

Nanhen (45), who had five children, earned barely enough to sustain his family and did not have the money to fulfill his desire. He then decided to do something no father would do—sell his two minor daughters, 10-year-old Malti and eight-year-old Ramkanti, to arrange the money for buying a second wife.

According to reports, one Rajkumar of the same district agreed to buy the two minor girls for Rs 15,000. He reached Nanhen’s village along with some of his friends on Monday to pay the money and “take the delivery.”

Fortunately, the villagers somehow came to know about the deal struck by Nanhen. They surrounded Nanhen's house and caught hold of the “buyers,” who were thrashed before being handed over to the police.

The main culprit, Nanhen, however, escaped and a hunt has been launched to nab him, police sources said. The police were also looking for the father of Nanhen’s prospective second wife.

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