In a sister act, minors escape from child marriage

Rewari (Har): A bold 18-year-old girl has saved her two younger sisters from entering into wedlock in their school days.

Their father Chhotu Ram of Kanhora village, 30 kms from here, had arranged their marriage with three brothers at Subbasedi village, near Bawal, a government official said.

However, Maniksha, the eldest of the three, did not want her younger siblings to get married along with her on this Friday and approached authorities on November 9 against their father's plans.

Fifteen-year-old Rekha and Bhateri (12) are school students.

The District Protection and Child Marriage Prohibition Officer, Neelam Sharma said she gathered factual information from the family about their age and moved a court.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate R K Jain yesterday issued an injunction restraining Ram from solemnizing the marriage of his two minor daughters under Child Marriage Prohibition Act.