Alwar police have arrested four people, including the father of a 14-year-old girl, for allegedly trying to sell her off to a family in Haryana for Rs7 lakh.
Among those arrested were three people from Haryana’s Bhiwani district.
The incident came to light on Saturday when the accused were allegedly trying to take the girl to Haryana in a car.
Following the girl’s complaint, the police booked all four men under sections 366 (kidnapping a woman to compel her into marriage) and 367 (kidnapping in order to cause grievous hurt, slavery etc) of the Indian Penal Code.
“The family members of the girl are daily wage labourers. She is the eldest among three children,” said Chet Ram, station house officer (SHO), Laxmangarh police station.
“The three men from Haryana arrived in Butoli village on Saturday. Along with the girl’s father, they bundled her in the car and were taking her to the neighbouring state when she raised an alarm. Soon, other villagers gathered and prevented the car from moving further,” he added.
On receiving information, the police reached the spot and took the four men in custody.