Woman arrested for lesbian marriage in Assam

Nagaon (Assam): A 20-year-old woman was arrested at Hatigaon area here for marrying a 14-year-old girl, with whom she had gone missing last month, police said here on Wednesday.

The woman, Rupa Bania of Ranthali village, was arrested while the girl Jimpi Hazarika was handed over to her parents, they said.

The parents had lodged a complaint with the police after the duo went missing on March three.

The girls told the police that they had married at Tezpur and their marriage was not illegal as per a ruling of the Supreme Court.