Marrying minor girl, a 52-year-old man arrested in Karnataka
Marrying minor girl, a 52-year-old man arrested in Karnataka

BANGALORE: The police in Karnataka have detained a 52-year-old man for marrying a 16-year-old minor girl, officials said on Saturday, Septembre 10.

The Women and Child Welfare Department (WCWD) today reportedly served notice to 60 relatives and friends who attended the 'child marriage' in Uttara Kannada.

Police said that the accused husband Anil has been sent tro jail, while the minor girl has been shifted to a government rehabilitation centre in Uttara Kannada district. The police also  said Anil tried to commit suicide after coming to know that he will be arrested.

Both Anil and the minor girl hail from Karwar city. The marriage took place on July 19 at a temple. 

The nodal government study centres for children(Anganwadi ) workers have collected information about child marriage and after confirming that the girl is a minor, informed the police.

The family and relatives of the minor girl have said that since the girl was physically well developed, they thought she could be married.

They also sad that they did not know about the age of the girl. Karwar Women police have registered a case and are investigating the case.

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