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Minor approaches NGO fearing forced marriage

Saturday, 3 November 2012 - 8:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
A 17-year-old girl approached an NGO on Thursday, complaining of harassment by her parents.

A 17-year-old girl approached an NGO on Thursday, complaining of harassment by her parents.

The Dahisar resident alleged that her parents may force her to get married. She approached the Committed Communities Development Trust Childline 1098, and then the Dahisar police was asked to investigate the matter.

The girl claimed that her parents want her to get married and she is scared that they will beat her if she refuses. The police have sent the NGO a letter asking them to send her to the Dongri Children’s Home after she refused to go home.

“We will be taking the family’s statement to find out what the problem is. The Child Welfare Association will also look  into the matter,” said senior inspector Ansar Pirjade.

Her parents told the police that she was seeing a boy and wanted to marry him. But as they were opposed to the relationship, she got upset, said a police officer said. “If we find that the girl’s claims were true, only then will an FIR  be lodged.”




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