Girl 10 days short of turning 18, marriage stopped, seriously?
|Police and Bajrang Dal activists entered a church hand stopped the wedding of a Hindu minor girl. / source via - google search, India news.|
City Superintendent of Police (CSP), Sitaram Yadav said the girl was a Hindu and according to her certificate she was 10 days short of turning 18, “We have arrested 10 persons in this regard including the pastor, Sam Samuel and the groom,” the SP said.
Police said the couple had claimed that they had converted to Christianity but failed to inform the police about it which is mandatory under law.
The CSP said that they got suspicious after interacting with the girl, and one of her close relatives also opposed their marriage.
They were also charged with types of laws such as the under IPC section 295 (a), Section 3/4 of Religious Conversion Act and section 14 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage.
After the time they were given bail by the court in which they were presented.