Child marriage prevented in Gurgaon

March 9th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by admin  

Gurgaon, March 9 (IANS) Timely intervention by a social worker and the Gurgaon district authorities Sunday prevented a nine-year-old girl from being married off in a village here. Anganwari worker Seema Kumari alerted Gurgaon deputy commissioner and other district officials that Nathupur village resident Mahaveer Singh was marrying off his two daughters Leela and nine-year-old Mona.

Leela was above 18 years of age, the permissible age for marriage in law.

District officials and social workers persuaded the family to stop the marriage of Mona.

Police officials also went to the village to prevent any untoward incident.

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