Childline officials foil child marriage bid in Balasore

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Balasore: The district Childline officials with the help of police stopped a marriage of a minor girl at Sarangpur village under Bahanaga block in Balasore.

According to sources, the victim’s family members were to marry off their minor daughter, who will turn 18 after a few months, to a 35-year-old Sharat Kumar Moharana of Tudigadia village under Khaira police limits. However, upon receiving information, a team of Childline officials arrived at the spot and stopped the matrimonial rituals.

Realizing their mistake, the girl’s family cancelled the wedding.

Meanwhile, spotting the cops, the groom’s procession that was on their way, returned mid-way, sources said.

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