13-yr-old girl married off, kin detained - ECAS Punjab

13-yr-old girl married off, kin detained

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Moga, September 2

There were reports of a child marriage as a 13-year-old school-going girl was married to a 30-year-old man at Chogavan village in Moga district. The relatives of the girl were reportedly taken into custody.

She was married off by her maternal grandfather at a relative's house in Tarn Taran district. After a few days of the marriage, when the girl came back to Chogavan village, locals found that the girl was married. An anganwari worker took up the issue with the sarpanch who informed about it to the local police.

The police reached the spot and allegedly took her husband, maternal grandfather, mother-in-law and a few other relatives into custody. The incident was also brought to the notice of the Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Department. — TNS



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