GUJRANWALA - A 13-year-old girl managed to run away to escape her marriage with a 60-year-old man here in Alipur Chattha area on Friday.

Maryyam, 13, resident of Alipur Chattha, who sought refuge at her relatives house, claimed that her mother had arranged her marriage in exchange for Rs25,000.

“My mother Nusrat received Rs25,000 from 60-year-old Naseer in exchange for my marriage,” she informed, adding that she took her to the house of Naseer in Rahwali.

Maryyam said that her father had died some time back and that her mother Nusrat had got second marriage.

“I ran away from the man’s house because I do not want to live with the old man,” she declared.

Relatives of the girl have submitted an application to the Alipur Chattha Police for registration of a case against the accused.