Father cancels 8-year-old daughter's marriage

A Saudi father went to hospital with his eight-year-old daughter for medical tests on the girl ahead of her marriage but the management succeeded in persuading him to cancel the plan, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

Receptionists and nurses at the hospital in the central town of Rass were shocked when the unnamed father requested marriage tests for his daughter, prompting them to inform the management, Kabar said.

“Members of the management talked to the man and tried to convince him that what he was doing is a serious social violation,” the paper said.

“In the end, the man was convinced. He assured the management that he would not let his daughter marry at this age and would allow her to continue her education.”
 

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