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19 arrested for child marriage

india Updated: Jun 01, 2009 00:32 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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Nineteen people were arrested in Sahibabad for forcing a 12-year-old girl into marriage on Saturday night.

Police said Guddu Pandit, a tour operator, was getting his 12-year-old daughter married to Vijay Sharma (21) from Nandgram in Ghaziabad.

“We received a complaint from Raheesa Begum, a neighbour, at around midnight. When the police reached the spot, they found that the ceremony was being held,” said Circle Officer (Border) Happy Guptan.

They were arrested and booked under sections of the Child Marriage Act. “We arrested the groom, his family members, the minor’s parents and relatives,” CO said.