In a shocking incident happened in Kerala, a 15 year old Muttukadu resident of Tamil origin girl was taken to Tamil Nadu a week ago and her ‘wedding’ was conducted with an auto driver. However, the girl refused to go along with the bride groom. Subsequently, parents took her back to her home. Though parents took her back to her home, 15 year old girl fled her home after she was pressurized to go to the “bride groom”, and took temporary asylum at Nirbhaya Centre.
Incident came in limelight after the 15 year old girl disclosed the same to a textile shop owner, where she had come earlier along with her mother for a job. It was the textile shop owner who then sought the help of Childline volunteers.
A police case will be registered against the parents of the 15 year old girl relatives of the girl and the bridegroom who attended the marriage, under the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act for forcefully marrying her off to an Auto driver.
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