While the 22-year-old wrestler was arrested on April 5 and charged with kidnapping, the 14-year-old was taken back to his family — though he told police he had left of his own free will, officers said.
According to CWC officials, Indwar had admitted in writing that she sold two more children to couples in Morabadi and Kanta Toli in Ranchi for Rs 50,000 each, said officials. Indwar also said she had done it with the help of Sister Concelia, the officials said.
The legal age of marriage in India is 18 for women and 21 for men. Parents face a fine of 100,000 rupees ($1,535) and two years in prison if they are caught trying to marry off their underage children.
The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has asked the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) to submit an inquiry report into the case of six minors, who were allegedly trafficked from Odisha and Chhattisgarh last year to work as labourers in Goa. On August 18 last year, the commission had received a complaint from an […]
On March 19, the Delhi Police issued a press release about a girl who had gone missing eight years ago from North East Delhi and had been tracked down to Kanpur. While following the story, I got in touch with a few CWC officials, including Girish Awasthi, who had helped reunite Aarti with her family. […]