In a child marriage case a 22-year old man who tied the knot with a “minor” girl landed behind the bars with police arresting him within hours of the wedding on the charge of child marriage in the district today.
Besides the bridegroom, the father and mother of the 15-year old girl, studying seventh standard in the municipal school, were also arrested for arranging the child marriage, police said.
The man married the girl with the consent of her parents at a temple in Muthunaickenpatty in Rasipuram.
Acting on a tip-off, police and revenue officials rushed to the temple, arrested the newly wed bridegroom and the girl’s parents under Prevention of Child Marriage Act.
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