Delhi Commission for Wpmen steps in to stop child marriage

The commission said it received a complaint on its helpline (181) about the “marriage” of a 15-year-old girl with a man aged over 40.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 2, 2016 2:17 am

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Tuesday stopped an alleged case of child marriage with the help of local police.

The commission said it received a complaint on its helpline (181) about the “marriage” of a 15-year-old girl with a man aged over 40. The complaint was made by the neighbour of the girl, a Class IX student and a resident of Vishwas Nagar, a commission official said.

“The counsellor from DCW mobile helpline reached the house with local police and found that preparations were on for the marriage. DCW intervened and ensured the marriage was stopped,” the official said.