Delhi Commission Of Women Stops Forceful Marriage Of Minor By Stepmother

, 6:42 AM IST

NEW DELHI: A 13-year-old girl who was forcefully being married to a Gujarat-based man at an ashram in north-east Delhi’s Nand Nagri area was rescued in a joint operation by Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) and police.

The incident happened on June 8 when the girl was being forcefully made to marry in Kusht Aashram of Tahirpur by her step mother.

“The DCW received an anonymous call alerting the commission of the marriage. The Mobile Helpline of the commission contacted the Delhi Police from Nand Nagri police station and reached the marriage location immediately and stopped the marriage.

“The joint team of Delhi Police and DCW ensured that the illegal wedding did not take place,” said a senior DCW official.

The girl’s father is dead and her step mother was forcefully getting her married. The commission is pursuing the case with the Delhi police for registration of an FIR against the step mother of the girl, the official said.

The girl is currently at a child home.

“We are enquiring into the matter,” said a senior police official.