Bride runs away from husband's home citing age gap after her mother slips away to Delhi
» Husband, booked for rape, says he has been cheated as he was told the girl was 20-year-old
» NGO suspects it is a case of child trafficking as the man paid girl's mother for marriage
|Childline volunteers spotted Rajesh Parmar’s |
runaway bride at Kalupur railway station
The case unravelled after Childline volunteers found Manju (name changed) at the railway station and brought her to their office in Paldi. NGO's Assistant Director Purnima Gupta said when taken into confidence, Manju said she was 15-year-old and used to live at Sultanpur in Delhi with her grandmother Ratna and aunts after her step mother went to live with another man a few months ago.
Her father had died some years back. A couple of months ago, the grandmother came to visit her relatives in Sardarnagar in Ahmedabad while Manju stayed back in Delhi with her aunts. In April-end, her grandmother called her to Ahmedabad and on May 1 got her married to 31-year-old Rajesh Parmar, a vegetable vendor who lived in the neighbourhood. Ratna brought Manju back as part of social custom and about five days ago, she was sent back to her husband’s house, again as custom demanded.
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