She married a 17-year-old man she met through Facebook; Case against a girl for child marriage

Highlight:

  • Case against a girl for child marriage
  • The 20-year-old married a 17-year-old.
  • The police have registered a case

Bangalore – A child marriage case was recorded against a 20-year-old woman who married a 17-year-old man she met through Facebook. A case against the girl has been registered in Karnataka under the Law on Prohibition of Child Marriage. The English-language news channel Times Now quoted police as saying the girl was a nursing graduate student.

The woman met the 17-year-old from Chikmagalur through Facebook. Later, the relationship turned into love. The 20-year-old married the young man despite family opposition. The boy told the woman he was 21 years old. It is reported that the marriage took place without concealing the actual age.

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The couple tied the knot on June 16 at a temple in Bangalore. The boy’s family was also present at the wedding. When news of the marriage broke, the locals called the Children’s Help Line and reported it. Then the officers went to town to investigate. The case was registered against the girl and the boy’s relatives who attended the wedding.

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“A case has been registered against the relatives of the child who was married under the Law of Prohibition of Child Marriage. The boy and the girl currently live in two places,” said Chikmagalur SP Hakay Akshay Machindra.

The news came after a 23-year-old and 17-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted in Gujarat. The woman was arrested in a case in Gujarat.

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