8 years-old daughter sold to landlord as mortgage


BADIN JULY 31 (TNS): After failing to pay him back Rs100, 000 loan, a man handed over his eight-years-old daughter to an elderly landlord as a mortgage in Tando Bago town, 21 kilometers from here on Sunday.

The disgraceful deal came to light when Ms Soomri Machhi approached Tando Bago police station and complained that her husband Achar Machhi had sold off her daughter Nazia, 8, to an old landlord Ali Murad Chandio in Pathan Water village near the town. Police raided the village to recover the girl and returned her to her mother.

Tando Bago SHO Ali Anwer Leghari confirmed the girl had been sold and said further investigation was under way.