4 Arrested For Marrying Off Minor Girl To Man Twice Her Age In Uttarakhand

Those arrested include the minor girl's mother and her husband, Rishikesh police station's Station House Officer (SHO) Ravi Kumar Saini said.

4 Arrested For Marrying Off Minor Girl To Man Twice Her Age In Uttarakhand

A14-year-old girl was being married off forcibly to a 28-year-old man at Mansa Devi temple. (File)

Rishikesh:

Four persons have been arrested here for marrying off a minor girl forcibly to a man twice her age, police said on Saturday.

Those arrested include the minor girl's mother and her husband, Rishikesh police station's Station House Officer (SHO) Ravi Kumar Saini said.

Police was informed on Friday that a 14-year-old girl was being married off forcibly to a 28-year-old man at Mansa Devi temple.

When a police team reached the temple it was told that the priest had refused to conduct the marriage ceremony as the bride was a minor.

But the groom-to-be forcibly put a garland around the girl's neck and drove away with her in a car.

The police team caught the man at Shyampur Fatak here after a chase and rescued the girl, the SHO said.

The girl's mother, her husband who hails from Meerut, and two other persons have been arrested in connection with the incident, the SHO said.

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