Hyderabad: The Meerpet police along with the Child Welfare Committee officials averted a child marriage and rescued a minor girl here on Friday. The parents of the minor girl from Nandanavanam area in Yadadri area had fixed her wedding with a youngster from their native village.
“We received information that elders of both sides had fixed the wedding. We went to their houses and counselled their families on the negative impacts of early marriages and others. They then called off the wedding,” police said.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, appreciating the good work of the She Teams, requested citizens not to encourage child marriages as it was a crime.
Priests, wedding invitation printers, elders and supporters of the marriage and parents of the child would be held responsible, he said, adding that citizens could report child marriages on Dial 100 facility or the Rachakonda Police WhatsApp number – 9490617111.
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