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Police stops child marriage in Doti


Nepalnews
2021 Jun 13, 9:45, Doti
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Police in Dhoti has annulled a marriage of an underage girl. The marriage between a 21-year-old boy of Sayal rural municipality and 17-year-old girl of Dipayal Silgadhi municipality in the district.

Police had gotten a complaint by the municipal child club of the Dipayal Silgadi. As required by the law a girl should be of 20 to get married legally.  The marriage was canceled after it was deemed to be a child marriage, said information officer at the District Police Office, Doti Indra Bahadur Malla. 

The girl child was handed over to her parents after the marriage was canceled. Action will also be initiated against those involved in the illegal act, said chief of the police office, Dan Bahadur Malla.

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