guardian.co.tt- The parents of a 17-year-old girl who ran away from home two weeks before her wedding day are pleading with their daughter to return home.
Last Thursday the minor walked out of her home leaving behind a note on her bed addressed to her mother confessing her love for another man.
Her parents, whose names we’ve omitted to protect the girl’s identity, were not at home when she left.
Informed by their son that she was missing, the parents filed a missing person’s report at the police station.
Later that evening, however, her mother found the note which said she had gone to stay by her new love.
Speaking at their Penal home yesterday, the parents denied that her daughter was being forced to get married. They said their daughter dropped out of school in Form Two and met her intended husband, age 27, about a year ago.
When he asked them for their daughter’s hand in marriage, the father said he asked his daughter if she wanted to marry him and she said she did. They started planning the three day Hindu wedding six months ago.
It was set for October 11, 12, and 13, just two weeks before her 18th birthday on November 30.
The parents said she never indicated that she was not happy.
“When her father ask her she said yes she will married. She never tell we if she don’t like this boy or anything. If she did tell we, we would not have to go through all of this,” said the mother.
She spent about $10,000 on the girl’s wedding clothes and jewels, had already catered for the food and all the arrangements have been made.
They eventually found out where their daughter was staying with the man in Carlsen Field. She was not answering her cellphone, but they found the man on Facebook and got his cell phone number.
They are hoping that the police will bring her home.er