Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police She Team from the Choutuppal division averted a child marriage and rescued a minor girl here on Tuesday.
The parents of the minor girl from Thangadipally village in Choutuppal mandal had fixed her wedding with a youngster from the neighbouring 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.
Citizens could report child marriages on Dial 100 facility or the Rachakonda Police WhatsApp number – 9490617111.
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