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Husband, parents booked over marriage of 12-year-old girl

Other than her parents, police have also booked the 20-year-old man and his parents under sections of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006.

By: Express News Service | Pune | August 14, 2020 11:00:14 pm
pune child marriage, pune 12 year old girl marriage, child marriage, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, indain express newsMost cases of child marriages are reported from Ballari, Mysuru, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Belagavi, and from the rural parts of the state, as per the data by the KSCPCR.(Representational)

Five persons, including parents of a 12-year-old girl, have been booked for allegedly getting her married to a 20-year-old man. A social activist lodged the first information reporting this case.

While the wedding took place on June 9, the activist recently got information about the marriage, and lodged a police complaint.

Other than her parents, police have also booked the 20-year-old man and his parents under sections of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006.

A police official said no arrests have been made so far.

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