Held for marrying minor

The Srirangam All Women police on Saturday arrested R. Gandhi Kannan (33) of Thuthikulam in Namakkal district on charge of marrying a minor girl by producing fake documents. According to the police, he had married a 16-year-old girl in a temple in Srirangam on Friday. The documents that he had provided with the temple authorities to prove that the bride’s was a major were found to be fake.

Saroja, mother of Gandhi Kannan, the bride’s mother and three others were booked under the Prevention of Child Marriage Act based on the complaint lodged by an official of District Social Welfare Office. The bride has been handed over to the Child Welfare Committee.

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