Assam: Police Arrest 3 For Child Marriage In Nagaon

Guwahati: As many as three persons including a groom were arrested by police for allegedly conducting child marriage in Nagaon district of Assam.

The incident occurred in Rupahihat area of Nogaon.

According to the police, they learned on January 28 that a young girl was being married off in the village of Dakhin Khatowal. Inspector Sanjit Kumar Ray, the officer in charge of the Rupahihat police station and his team carried out a raid.

The wedding planners were arrested during the raid on Abdul Kalam’s home.

“Accordingly Obaidul Islam and two accused persons, who had accompanied him namely Gulzar Hussain, a resident of village Dokhin Khatowal and Rufol Amin, a resident of Maaripar village under Juria police station, have been apprehended. The victim has been rescued,” said an official of Rupahihat police station.

Under sections 9, 10 and 11 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act of 2006 and section 12 of the POCSO Act of 2012, a case has been registered at the Rupahihat police station.

The culprits have all been taken into judicial custody.

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