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Nine arrested for ‘child marriage’ in Vadodara

They were produced before a local court which remanded them to judicial custody.

The Chhani Police in Vadodara arrested nine persons for alleged child marriage in Sakarda Village near Vadodara on Wednesday.

They were produced before a local court which remanded them to judicial custody.

The incident occurred in April this year when the accused tried to marry off a 15-year-old girl to Chirag parmar, 23, in Vadodara despite the knowledge about her being a minor.

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According to the police, the girl and her sister were staying with her uncle after their parents’ death. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl, her uncle and other family members forcefully arranged her marriage in April this year with Chirag.

The police have arrested Bhikha Chavda, Kanta Chavda, Santosh Chavda, Ajit Chavda, Vithal Chavda, Kokila Chavda, Mahesh Maharaj, Chirag Parmar, Vasuben Parmar under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) Act under section 3, 4, 5, 6 and IPC 376 and produced before court on Wednesday.