Crime and Accident

Child marriage stopped, 45-yr-old groom held

Child marriage stopped, 45-yr-old groom held

Patna: The police today stopped a child marriage and arrested the 45-year-old bridegroom and two others before he was to marry a 15-year-old girl in Patna district.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said, “Acting on a tip-off that a child marriage is going to be take place near a temple under Daniawa police station of Patna district, a police team was sent there.”

The team rescued the minor bride and arrested the bridegroom Karan Singh and two persons – a man and his daughter – who allegedly introduced one party to the other.

The woman used to scout for prospective bridegrooms while her father searched for underage brides for them against money, the SSP said.

—PTI