14-year-old married off to 40 year old man in Kerala
news Monday, January 05, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 6, 2014 | 7:50 pm IST The stepfather of a 14-year-old girl was arrested in Mudappallur, Palakkad on Wednesday for allegedly marrying her off to a mahout 26 years older than her. Lenin Babu 40, who married the girl, was also arrested by the police. According to a report in Malayala Manorama, the girl has alleged that Rajan, 57, her stepfather had forced her to marry Lenin and threatened her mother. The marriage was conducted at a Vishnu temple on Saturday. A police team, led by Valapad Circle Inspector R. Ratheesh, has launched an investigation on the basis of a petition lodged by a social activist. Lenin who was also known as Rajan had already married and his family lives in Mannazhi, Malappuram. A case has been registered under Child marriage prohibition Act
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