Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police She Team from Choutuppal division averted a child marriage and rescued a minor girl here on Thursday. The parents of the minor girl from Choutuppal had fixed her wedding with a youngster from the neighbouring village next week and were preparing for the wedding.
“We received information that elders of both sides had fixed the wedding. We went to their houses and counselled the families on the negative impacts of early marriage. 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.