His wife gave him sleeping pills by mixing it in some drinks.
A newlywed bride has gone on the run after robbing her elderly husband on their wedding night in Punjab’s Sargodha district on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
She allegedly stole a large sum of cash and expensive jewellery.
The groom filed a complaint against his wife and suspected that it was a scheme by an organised crime gang.
Muhammad Mustafa, aged 70, had got married to 28-year-old Najma Bibi.
It was the groom’s second marriage and he had given gifts to Najma for their marriage.
Muhammad gave Rs. 70,000 and jewellery that originally belonged to his first wife.
The man claimed that on the wedding night, his wife gave him sleeping pills by mixing it in some drinks.
When he gained consciousness the next morning, his young wife had gone with all the valuables.
Muhammad called the police and informed them of the incident. At the local station, he stated that an “organised gang” had been involved in the fraudulent practice.
Police are currently looking for the absconded bride.
A similar case occurred in October 2018 when a gang was arrested for selling women into marriage with older men. They would then be forced to steal valuables from their in-laws.
Investigations revealed that the women were forced to marry men in various parts of Punjab.
They were then blackmailed into robbing their in-laws before returning back to the gang.
Ghazi Khan got married to Aisha after paying Rs. 244,000 to gang members identified as Hakeem Khan and Bilal Khan.
A police official stated that after spending a few days with her husband, she disappeared in the middle of the night.
Ghazi filed a missing person complaint with the police, but she did not return.
Following a raid on a house in the Gunda area, three woman and four men were arrested in connection with the operation.
During interrogation, it was revealed that the gang would sell the women to mostly older and more vulnerable men.
Bilal confessed that after the marriage, the women would steal valuables from their husband’s home and flee.
One of the women, Shama Bibi said she was first forced to smuggle drugs to earn money for her family. But she was sold to the gang by her father-in-law.
She was taken to Mardan and then sold to a man identified as Mazhar who lived in Rawalpindi.
After spending 10 days with her new family, Bilal told her to come back to him. Shortly after her return, the hideout was raided by police and the seven suspects were arrested.