Girl, 14, elopes with man, then says: I don't want Deddy anymore

She was happy when she first met an Indonesia man called Deddy, 26.

The 14-year-old girl in Malaysia wanted to be with him so she eloped with him to Lombok, an Indonesian island east of Bali, last September.

But six months later, it was Mummy whom she wanted.

The teen followed the man because she thought "he was taking me to travel", Malaysian newspaper The Star reported.

She said: "When I was there, I kept pestering him not to go to work and spend time with me."

"One day, he got angry and hit me in the face."

That was when she became frightened.

She was also taken aback that Deddy intended to marry her once she turned 16.

On March 1, she managed to contact her mother, who then sought help from an assemblyman.

Indonesian police tracked the girl to east Lombok and took custody of her on March 20, before placing her under child protection services in Mataram, Indonesia.

Reunited with mum this month

The teenager was finally reunited with her mother on March 24.

The man she eloped with was from the Sasak tribe and thought it was legal to marry the girl through a practice called "abduction for marriage".

Assemblyman Sim said Deddy was being held by the Indonesian Immigration Department for bringing the girl into the country without valid documents.

Source: Star Online

This article was first published on March 30, 2015.
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