(Odisha), October 23: A sensational case has come to light from Baran in Rajasthan,
where a teen from Odisha has been charged for selling his wife to a 55-year-old
Rajasthan resident. Later he splurged this money on dining and a mobile phone.
information, the accused 17-year-old from Odisha’s Balangir married a 26
-year-old woman and within two months of his marriage sold his wife to a man in
Rajasthan for Rs. 1.80 Lakhs. The accused has been arrested.
from Balangir came in contact with the 26-year-old woman through social media
and the two fell in love. Later, their families agreed to their marriage and
they were traditionally married in July.
A couple of
months later, the accused citing financial problems, asked his wife to accompany
him to work in a brick kiln. They first went to Raipur and from there to a
village in Rajasthan, near the MP border.
In August, around
two months after the marriage, the couple reached Rajasthan via Jhansi. Within
a few days in the new job, the accused wanted to buy a smartphone among other
luxuries and hence sold his wife to a 55-year-old man from Baran district.
After selling his wife the accused first bought an expensive smartphone, and
later splurged on dining.
reached home a few days later without his wife, her family members questioned her whereabouts. He told them that the woman had deserted him, not agreeing
they filed a complaint. On the basis of the complaint, Balangir SP Nitin
Kulekar constituted a team to investigate the matter and interrogated the minor.
Soon it was found that he had sold his wife.
a police team was sent to Rajasthan to trace the girl and rescue her. This took
a lot of effort because the villagers protested the woman being taken away, as
she was ‘bought’. They even blocked the road to stop her from being taken.
Later, with the
help of the local police from Rajasthan, the team rescued and took the girl
into their custody. When questioned, the girl wanted to go back to her parents
produced the accused 17-year-old before a juvenile court on Friday, who sent
him to a correctional home.