Minor girl rescued from child marriage, 30yr old booked

Minor girl rescued from child marriage, 30yr old booked

The victim also stated before the police that her parents forced her to marry her maternal uncle. Representational image

The Parappana Agrahara police have booked a 30-year-old man for trying to marry a minor girl. The police also booked the girl’s parents and family members for abetting child marriage.

Following credible information, officials from the woman and child development department rushed to Annamma temple in Majestic and stopped the marriage. Later, they filed a complaint with the Parappana Agrahara police on Friday.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim is aged 17 years and eight months, three months short of attaining legal age.

The victim also stated before the police that her parents forced her to marry her maternal uncle, Ganesh, a resident of GK Layout in Electronic City, who is twice her age. 

The police booked Ganesh under various sections of child marriage.

The victim was taken to a rehabilitation home for girls.