Girl prevents child marriage, gets beau arrested

TNN | Apr 17, 2014, 03.49 AM IST

RAIPUR: A girl from Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday prevented a child marriage with help of police at Chhattisgarh's Ambikapur district when her beau planned to marry a minor after ditching her. 

Mamta Kushwah and Rameshwar from Ambikapur fell in love and got engaged with family consent. But Mamta being an educated girl was against dowry. At this, her engagement was called off. and Rameshwar's family fixed up his marriage with a 15-year-old girl instead. 

When Mamta came to know that her beau was marrying a minor, she managed to get the bride-to-be's birth certificate and made a complaint at Gandhinagar police station . 

On the wedding day, police and a team of women and child development department raided the venue, stopped the marriage and arrested Rameshwar and his family. Minor's family was sent back after brief counseling. Further investigations are on.